Cluster is pleased to host ‘Open Japan‘ a 72hr volunteer workJam which will bring together architects and designers across 10 global cities from June 10 – 12 2011 to produce ideas for a sustainable future in the areas destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11 2011.
‘OpenJapan’ is an initiative by OpenSimSim, a community driven platform based in Berlin which offers the possibility to share ideas, concepts, experience and knowledge, and to inspire people throughout the design process. Inspired by the desire to help and assist people in Japan OpenSimSim launched ‘OpenJapan’ an open source project to be shared across cities from different time-zones working in parallel during a 72hr work sprint.
Torino will be one of the several nodes worldwide along with Tokyo, Chennai, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, New York and Kansas engaged in the global brain-storm which will kick off in Tokyo and then get passed on to Chennai and so on forth between the four time zones. Each team will be briefed via Skype and updates and information will be passed via Twitter, Facebook and cloud computing, while the work will be documented on video with workfiles stored and shared in a virtual server.
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