ideas for trying to mediate the stress and destruction of the boaters on rummelsburg bay in Berlin:
- Keep things open, build many loose networks as well as strong organising groups. Don’t let one side dominate the other.
- The full moon gathering – this is a good place for a bay “parliament” in the early evening. Do go rounds/talking circles to bring up issues on the water and hear ideas to solve these issues. Affinity groups of action can and will be formed organically as outcomes of this. Party latter.
- The boaters “flee market” – swap meets on the landing are a good way of crossing the “invisible” hostile group divisions in the bay. Encourage the gift/swap side but keep the selling side in place to bring every group in. Invite the sorted people who come organically to the full moon gatherings.
- Keep the “spreepublik” in place as a more organised/affinity space and partner organisations to the two events above.