Co-creation night 2: our principles

During the second round of our co-creation nights, about 48 attendees brainstormed about what the principles for the festival will be. It's still a work in progress, but the results so far can be found below.

How to use this page
  • Click a subject
  • Read the current ideas
  • Type whatever feedback you have!
  • Feel free to contradict other people. All feedback is very welcome :)
Formulation guidelines
  • Let's figure out how to formulate things clearly (or in the clearest way possible)
  • Let us know if you think anything needs to be moved to another category
  • We can invite people to do things, but not impose that they have to do it. These are intentions, rather than rules. (There will be a separate set of rules)
  • Let's avoid the word 'not'. We describe what we do want instead of what we don't want.

The principles

Community
  • We strive to form a community that is shaped by each of our intentions and actions.
  • We actively contribute within our capacity and collaborate to shape our community for the better.
  • We take responsibility for ourselves, support each other, offer help and dare to ask for it.
  • If something needs to be done, we check if we can do it ourselves.
  • We either live up to the rules or challenge them through discussion.
  • We consider how our actions impact those around us, those coming after us, and those back home.

Not sure what to do with this yet:

  • Contribution rather than consumption.

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • Sharing is caring. Connect with a stranger. Balance between giving and taking. Offer help. To give is to receive.
  • Paying it forward (wat neem je mee terug naar de default world en kan je iets overdragen aan de volgende groep, het terrein klaar/schoonmaken voor de groep van volgende week)
  • Participation: , en iedereen draait een vrijwilligersdienst. Participate with your whole being.
  • Anderen hebben wel ook een response-ability. Take care of yourself, and each other.
  • Respect: respecteer de natuur, jezelf en anderen. Respecteer elkaars space, spullen, grenzen en privacy (vertel verhalen zonder naam).
Follow your flow
  • We embrace our curiosity, follow our impulses and welcome new experiences.
  • Only when we try something ourselves, can we properly judge it.
  • We dare to change our mind, to reinvent and contradict ourselves whenever we please.
  • We welcome inconstistency when it comes with integrity.
  • We stay true to ourselves and take care of ourselves.

Not sure what to do with this yet:

  • Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Luister naar je hart.
  • Vertraag: alles wat de moeite is om te doen, is de moeite om zo langzaam mogelijk te doen. Grow. Or not.

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • Something with 'impulses'
  • Try. Ik heb het nog nooit gedaan dus ik denk dat ik het wel kan. Verleg/verruim je grenzen. Doe het omgekeerde. Dare to say yes/no. Ga je comfort zone uit.
  • Try not to judge, just experience. Expand beyond your own limits, your own expectations, social restrictions. But is that mandatory?
  • Wander out of your comfort zone.
  • Immediacy: losstaande acties, live in the moment, wie A zegt hoeft zeer zeker geen B te zeggen. Wie geen A zegt, mag wel B zeggen. Fijn als je je daar geen zorgen over hoeft te maken. Maak je beslissingen in het nu. Go with the flow.
  • Be interested, curious, playful, creative, big, free, open minded, wild, yourself
  • intentie om dingen te proberen, maar niks hoeft
  • Wees vrij om je niet aan de opdracht te houden. Be a rebel.
  • Treat your own body, mind and soul as a temple
Live and let live
  • We're free to shamelessly express ourselves to our own values and desires.
  • We take our freedom without intentionally limiting others.
  • We appreciate that we're all unique and celebrate everyone's individual expression.
  • We take responsibility for our state of being and for our actions.
  • We welcome self-expression in all its forms and welcome all emotions.
  • Being silent or singing loudly are equal forms of self expression.
  • We respect each other's space, stuff, boundaries and privacy.
  • We welcome all (adult) ages, sizes, colors, ethnicities, genders, orientations, religions and cultures.
  • Your behavior doesn't need to be socially desirable. (Sociaal wenselijk gedrag)

Not sure what to do with this yet:

  • Something about what types of expression there are?
  • Inclusion: gelijkheid en gelijke mate nieuwsgierigheid naar mensen om je heen.
  • Be the sun. See and be seen. Shine and let others shine.
  • To be different is to be unique. Wees onbeschaamd jezelf. Vier eigenheid.
  • Vrijheid
  • Puurheid
  • Save yourself before saving others
  • Geen openbare seks vs Seks in de natuur (misschien meer iets voor in de regels)

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • Live and let live. To express myself according to my values and to take responsibility for my state of being. Co-exist in harmony no matter the bullshit.
  • I take responsibility for my actions and for any spiritual environmental and human effects these have.
  • Responsibility (voor jezelf, je eigen proces, anderen, het terrein, etc).
  • Be openminded
  • You are enough
  • Celebrate diversity
  • We welcome any feelings we may encounter.
  • Ruimte voor puurheid en onschuld
  • Persoonlijke ruimte: mogelijkheid om alleen of in stilte te zijn
Zero intoxication
  • We keep our environment free of drugs and alcohol.
  • We use our phones as little as possible.
  • We cherish that this leads to more real experiences and personal growth.

Not sure what to do with this yet:

  • Be present
  • Natural high (is that a goal?)
  • Iets over geen hulpmiddelen gebruiken om bij je verlangens te komen?
  • If this becomes 'be present', we could move 'welcome all emotions' from L&LL to here?
Enthusiastic Consent
  • We share a responsibility to make sure everyone feels safe.
  • We realize that great freedom comes with great responsibility.
  • We dare to live our desires, but will never forcefully inflict our attitutes or desires onto others.
  • We actively make sure not to cross the boundaries of people we interact with, or share a space with.
  • We actively look for consent by checking body language and by asking.
  • We understand that checking consent can be useful for all sorts of interactions, such as, but not limited to, physical interactions or taking someone's photo.
  • We also have a responsibility to share our own boundaries to others, and understand that doing so is a sign of respect to them.
  • We will adhere to Nibhana's full consent guideline (link to full consent text on the website).

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • Veiligheid/geborgenheid/grenzen
  • Wees proactief. De ander mag altijd 'nee' zeggen.
  • Geef grenzen/behoeften aan. Vraag consent.
  • Verbal and physical consent.
  • This is not just about sex.
  • Limited photos (probably belongs in the consent category)
Loving communication
  • We communicate in a caring way and dare to let others challenge our belief system.
  • We're transparent: we value integrity and are honest with ourselves and with others.
  • When needed, we lovingly confront others to maintain openness.
  • We respect our own and other people's space: we check and indicate if we feel the space to communicate.
  • Not everything requires resolution: it's valid to agree to disagree

Not sure what to do with this yet:

  • Drop your weapons (coping mechanisms, phone)

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • We value integrity and openness.
  • Loving communication: caring communication, honesty, loving confrontation (clearing). Transparency.
  • Integriteit: op elkaar kunnen bouwen/rekenen. Wel de ruimte voelen om te veranderen.
  • Practice of love, kindness and honesty
  • Openness: let others in, be open to challenging your belief system
  • Radical honesty
  • Be open, honest, kind, respectful, aligned
Care for the earth
  • We're part of nature and treat the earth and all living beings with respect.
  • We collectively care for the terrain and all areas. We leave no trace and trash and always have the ability to tidy, clean or otherwise improve a space.
  • We aim to leave the terrain better than we found it.

This is probably covered by the points above:

  • We're children and stewards of earth. We care for her.
  • We treat all beings and nature with respect.
  • Wholeness: verbonden met elkaar en de natuur.
  • We're children of mother earth. Care for her.
  • Leave not trace/trash. Ruim ook spullen van anderen op (zelfs als jij het niet hebt gedaan, heb je wel een response-ability).
  • In verbinding te zijn met de natuur; de natuur in mij, natuur om me heen, natuur in de ander.