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Demonstrations in Turkey started about trees in a park to be chopped down for a shopping mall. A demonstration to counter that, developed into a movement that spread all over Turkey.

Categories: Demonstration, Turkey

The week of the workshop

 

This week, we have organized a Demotech workshop with the Student Workforce.

New plans for Demotech

 

Doing the workshops on Friday generated many ideas and many ideas that already existed got a better fit.

The week of the demonstration experience

 

I just had three days of work this week. I was supposed to be the entire week in holidays, but I just went back in France for two days.

The birthdays week

 

This week was the week of my big project : the DemoUnits Arch for the Kunst Tour. It took me a very long time to prepare it. In fact, I had first to build a model in the one quarter size, so I had to prepare all the material (bamboo sticks, cross wires, hooks) for this size, and then build it. Then, I had to prepare the material for building it in the real size, this is the one half size.

This week was the week of my big project : the DemoUnits Arch for the Kunst Tour. It took me a very long time to prepare it. In fact, I had first to build a model in the one quarter size, so I had to prepare all the material (bamboo sticks, cross wires, hooks) for this size, and then build it.

Half way

 

I have done more than the half of my internship, and I have just one month and one week left. Time is going too fast ! Three months is too short to really have time to settle something. I think that I realized a lot of things, and that I really helped Reinder, but there are so much things I would like to do with Demotech, it has a huge potential but it is not entirely used.

Categories: Internship

My promoting work

 

This week was quite short, just three days (because of the two public days Monday and Tuesday) but I have the feeling that I did a lot of stuff ! I talked a lot with interested people, because it is a good way to introduce DemoUnits. Thus, I met Alix and Juri who organized an art exhibition

One third of the internship

 

The third week has passed, so quite one third of my internship, things goes too fast ! This week, I have done a lot of cleaning, there is a lot of dust in this old building and exhibition stuff and inventions have to be very clean for people interested in them. We have to offer them a good environment and be professional, so first cleaning up stuffs. Cleaning is very boring, and some stuffs are difficult to clean, as the roof of a big DemoUnits cube, or banners hold above...

The beginning of the real job

 

Now, I have started my real job. I am working for two weeks, and I understand now the issue of Demotech : how with limited means can we manage the association and make people aware of it (and of DemoUnits). Limited means because we are just 3 people, or rather less than 3 because Signe just work a couple of days per week, and me I am not enough trained yet. Also limited means because we have a restricted budget and because time is running out! Thus, we have to make choices, not to waste too much time... And a lot of work has to be done before starting to expand the use of DemoUnits.