Coming into a huge house with a passionate crazy project, where the sky's the limit, and the budget way too small it's a challenge from start. Being a small art-collective setting out to to do innovative and “new” art and trying to get funding from the state and cultural administrations. The gentrification process. We were fully aware of our role in the bigger picture and plans for the area by The Real Estate. Being part of affecting the bigger plans and development of an area as a non-commericial part in an ”experience economy”.
Curation based on mapping out participants of the community's “Needs”, “Dreams” and “Preconditions” is key for participatory culture. By mapping these passionate synergies will evolve and become the foundation of the curation towards the common goal. By doing what we did and constantly reaching back to no-sayers and closed doors, finally, as progress were made, this format gained recognition for its great Art, and also, for its participatory culture, community building and facilitator of meetings. Planning is key. Leaving blank spots for what is to come as the unknown, is ALSO key.