Recently I’ve spoken with few people coordinating works on the roof to get more details. Here they are;
Since last week company that suppose to renovate the roof of the building is busy with it. They say it will take between three to four weeks (depending on the weather). Only after they are done we can start estimating the damage and start fixing. They are currently putting new isolation on the roof and soon will start putting new roof tiles and fixing gutters and drain pipes. Also good information for all of us is that most probably Lag will get nice big roof window so we’ll have more daylight.
The electricity was still down in the whole building (saturday 19th October). The blackout should be solved within days, so we’re going to be back online soon.
For now we need to keep the ‘valuable’ stuff in the middle of the place until works are done.
So basically all we can do now is wait and hope there won’t be gigantic storms in next weeks. As for damage.
Most probably the floor in the back of the place will have to be replaced. Hopefully the front part of the floor did not suffer too much and we won’t have to replace that.As soon as we’re not in a danger of floods we will try to dry the back walls and hope that will be enough. Otherwise we will have to replace that as well.
Coming saturday (26th october) Lag should be back online and we’re going to move stuff around, clean up, check the damage and try to do some fun stuff as well, so come along.
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Due to roof works on building, we’re experiencing quite some leaks and sometimes even floods in the Lag. The situation was quite dramatic for last three days. We scooped hectolitres of water from the place and were forced to switch off the power in the hole building. Therefore we’ve decided to cancel all public events this month, and move them to november, where hopefully the roof works will be finished and we won’t have more leaks.
As soon as we estimate damages both in our place as well as all the other projects in the building that suffer the same fate this weekend (ASB,MKZ, RPM recording studio, wood workshop, living apartments), we’ll inform you how we want to proceed.
We will need quite some extra hands to help out so keep an eye on future updates / announcements and come to help us out.
Some pictures form disaster below
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The shift from centralized, authoritative and hyerarchical systems to distributed, federative and horizontal ones is a fundamental step, with both practical and theoretical causes and consequences, to stop relying on the infrastructures of governments and corporations.
Using state-controlled or business-oriented structures and services generates issues both as short term effects, as it became publicly obvious with the PRISM “scandal”, as well as long term changes, for the way these systems gradually modify our individual and social beings, influencing the way we relate to people, work, live (e.g. facebook, linkedin).
The re-appropriation of the means of communication is a necessary component for political practices which seeks autonomy from state and capital.
“LOREA is a project to create secure social cybernetic systems, in which a network of humans will become simultaneously represented on a virtual shared world. Its aim is to create a distributed and federated nodal organization of entities with no geophysical territory, interlacing their multiple relationships through binary codes and languages.” 
“Phone Liberation Network (PLN) is a cooperative of sip servers that connect through VPN mesh telephone network (distributed). It is open to and welcomes participation by other community telephone networks globally, who agree with PLN’s goals and want to share a common network and international telephone numbering plan.” 
There is gonna be a technical presentation of the projects and an open discussion will follow.
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Emergence, self-organisation, autonomy, chaos, complexity – these are words which were invented by cyberneticians bound to conquer the unknown. The crisis of sciences at the turn of the last century demonstrated that not everything which is mechanistic is predictable. The cybernetic solution to these problems was to find a way to incorporate the unknown, the irreducible qualities of life into scientific models nonetheless – and finally, to deny its existence altogether. At this point the model replaced reality, and life had to be broken down into something easily calculable. As we tend to ground our political tactics and strategies in the above terms we have to understand them and go beyond their compromised origins and at the same time reinvent our own politics.
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