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The Radish MU-student group set out to participate in the Women's March in Amsterdam. This would be the first test with the new smaller version of the DemoUnits, with the special property that one marching demonstrator, carries and balances one DemoUnit tower, light in weight, but still sticking out above the crowd two to three meters.
Would this work? Would the girls not get to tired in their arms from holding the towers for the duration of the march? That could last no less than three hours. And would the goal be achieved, to get a much more attention for the message on the banners…

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A few weeks ago, a small student group came to Demotech and asked support for their wish to take part in the Anti-Hate march. That request was welcome as I have tried hard to get the latest DemoUnits-version ready for practical use.

This latest version incorporates also a policy change in regard of what 'hardware' to make available to people that demand assistance for social action.

Demotech focussed for a long time on the real large size as used in the AVAAZ-climate March in Berlin. Impressive they are! Just what is needed. Yet one big problem was not solved: training…

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Chris T. Rand is the artist name of the singer-songwriter Chris Binnendijk, who recently married a dear friend of mine. That gave me the chance to find out about his amazing ability to make no less than thousands of songs, his life long. One more for Demotech he made too and I love that one.

DemoUnits show the Message in the Peoples March Berlin Video of DemoUnits show the Message in the Peoples March Berlin

This is how it started: with the idea that Chris could make a…

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DemoUnits are different from ...

 

Last week, Sjors, affiliated to 'Werktuig' a group of people that make this sort of constructions visited Demotech and could use some help with this task he had taken on:
To prepare constructive entertainment for a thousand school kids somehow linked to the mega-event 'Sail' in Amsterdam. Demotech gave support to Sjors with a design for a 'vessel' in which ten kids could float/walk their self constructed vessel to their own Lighthouse, then to start a second part of the event with making a lot of noise.

It took a day for Sjors and me to construct the 'vessel'. Kind of interesting…

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Reddit, can I get some support out there?

 

Hello, Reddit people, welcome and I look forward to what comes from interaction!

Look at this two minutes video then you know what we are after. Who is 'we"? Demotech is a design unit, some networking friends and one man full time, me! The message system as you can see in the video needs promotion, Too few people use it, while there is an enormous scope for it and need too. So the big help you can give…

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Final Steps on our Love-Inn

 

We've almost finished our little kitchen!!
The last few weeks we spent our weekly meetings helping to build the last demo-units and fixing them up with bubble wrap (for the isolation of the room)! Last meeting we started with the final steps! After putting the bubble wrap on the units, to have even more isolation, we wrapped each unit with cling film. After all the units were done, we started putting them together. Since our kitchen also has demounits as a roof, and it is hard to put them up last once the walls are standing, we first attached one roof-unit to the left and right wall-…

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Continuation of the Love-Inn

 

We have now made a lot of progress with our kitchen, thanks to Reinder and his amazing friend. Many of the Demo-unit towers are ready now and this thursday we could start on the insulation of the Love-Inn. To keep warmth inside of the "room" the demo-units will be wrapped in bubble-wrap. Reinder provided us with templates, that he cut out for us, so we can cut the bubble-wrap according to the exact measurements of every tower. We are now a group of around 5 people meeting thursday afternoon and building together!

Slowly our kitchen is taking shape! :-)

Marieke and…

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Where some people think high-tech seems to be the solution for sustainability problems, Demotech believes that low-tech is more efficient on the long run. People are able to rely on themselves and can be creative with the things that are available everywhere.

Demotech provides us the opportunity to learn building skills by relying more on ourselves, since it is learning by doing. Building the units in a group increases the level of awesomeness. Working in a group makes it a lot more fun. It is a creative way to engage deeper in a more sustainable way of living and it is fantastic to…

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Climate March 9/21 first DemoUnits event

 

Friday today, two days to go for the big NYC clmate march on so many places in the world. The central event is in New York, the place where the the UN-climate conference will be held. The big day is 9/21. World leaders will attend.

Thanks to lucky contacts and working hard we managed to bring a lot of bamboo sticks, cross wires and plastic sheet to the place where we got the opportunity to make the many banners we need to make, for the three marching towers and for the the info stand.

On our way to Berlin we made a stop over in Munster. Britta organized some friends to help her…

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Categories: In action

Hello people!

It's Lukasz here! After 3 week long break from service in Demotech I am back again! Last week we spent time on doing more flower bags for our nice green wall hanged on the window. But today I would like to share my statement about social entrepreneurship in Demotech. What is exactly social entrepreneurship? It's pursuing an innovative idea with big potential to solve a community problem. People who are passionate about taking risk and effort to make some positive changes in our society. To create new solution, or service, or a new approach for the problem. It's powered…

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