Rhythms of Resistance

Existent groups of Rhythms of Resistance (RoR) are the network of action samba bands, playing for all kinds of socio-political and ecological causes. It exists to actively criticize and confront any form of domination, exploitation, discrimination or oppression and choose tactical frivolity and/or other forms of creative protest as a way to express rage and indignation of drumming participants.

Replication of these ideas would be a requirement if you want to be a part of the network. Agree with them? In this case - creation of your band is possible under next principles:

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Re:activium Silvestre Laboratory

The project provides a weekend of coexistence in a rural area. The project offers a collective point of meeting in a wild environment to think, raise or create everyday tools of resistance "Micro-Activisms".

The format of the meeting is generally based on collaborative processes, organic, flexible and open organization. Therefore it works as support for hosting proposals. It is a space for sharing experiences and strategies to live differently. Life experiences that evolve around the same axis: they are to be shared as an alternative ways of inhabiting the world.

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The impossible is possible

This is a method that can be used after brainstorming to select ideas for creative acts that will be developed further.

Each of the participants gets stickers or markers in three different colors. They have 6 votes in total, 2 in each category - in the first round 2 colors will be used for the following categories - most innovative idea, the best idea (each facilitator can choose the categories that suit the group).

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Negative brainstorming

A method that use brainstorming to generate bad solutions to the problem, and then see how those could be transformed into good solutions.

Provide the group with pen and paper, and the topic they brainstorm around. In negative brainstorming the group tries to find the worst solutions, and then transforming these into useful solutions. One example could be; A group is tasked with finding solutions to the question ‘How could you make children and grand parents understand each other more?’ 

These are examples of bad solution:

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Using a statment to introduce creative activism

This method aims to reflect about creative activism using a statement as a starting point for further discussion.

"If we want to change the society we need to unleash our imaginations, take creative risks, and explore new forms of communicating besides the lecture and the press release. Our events or actions should feed the soul as well as the brain, and we should laugh and celebrate even as we speak the truth. 

Jim Hightower"

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