What is Newkind?
Newkind is an event for artists, activists, anarchists, environmentalists and academics to come together to discuss, investigate and learn how to more effectively instigate social change. This is equal parts conference of idea and equal parts survivalist boot camp. It's as much anarchist summer school as it is a permaculture convention. It's as much about new and dangerous ideas as it is about actually taking action.
We want to actively engage in the process of creating a peaceful, sustainable, just and equitable society. So we decided to use the platform of a festival, and programme it with thought leaders, scientists, economists, environmentalists, professional activists, permaculture and health professionals as well as physical trainers, emotional intelligence experts and even early-childhood educators.
Why? Because we want to be more effective and powerful in our actions for social change.
We decided that we've heard enough rhetoric and seen enough complacency, so we've taken it upon ourselves to gather to plan, prepare and design a new reality. We will be hosting an event as well as facilitating a social change movement. It's as much about the event as it is the way we host it. It's about how we conduct ourselves, our policies and procedures, the philosophies that we espouse and the public statements that we publish. This is a training ground for Agents of Social Change.
What happens at Newkind will most definitely not be staying at Newkind. The point of Newkind is to upgrade skills, download software updates from epic educators and go back out into the world more confident, inspired and empowered to initiate positive social change.