We are building a oating architecture that evolves like a
, a laboratory for techno-social experiments.“Open_Sailing” aims to design an attractive technological lifestyle to overcome any possiblenatural and man-made disaster, stimulating people’s ingenuity and sense of solidarity. Be itoverpopulation, global warming or energy conicts, we are living in a time where “Apocalypse”beckons. We need to collectively invent and spread bootstrapping DIY technologies for theforthcoming challenges, not only to survive but to re-invent how we inhabit this planet.We are trying to create a truly “
”. This is a drifting village of solid andcomfortable shelters surrounded by exible ocean farming units : uid, pre-broken, recongurable,sustainable, pluggable, organic and instinctive. The Open_Sailing_01 is about 50 m in diameter, for
In the process we are developing and testing numerous novel technologies, such as “Instinctive_ Architecture”, “Energy_Animal”, and “Life_Cable” within an innovative nomadic ecosystem.The “Swarm_Search_Engine” is a distributed operating system that suggests a general safestlocation and a form for the overall structure that constantly recongures itself in order to provideintelligent distribution of supplies, energy and information.Open_Sailing aims to ask questions about the way we currently inhabit our planet. Can we reacha harmonious dynamic state of interdependence with each other and the earth? Is this
the nextstep for civilization
? Will we disassociate our concept of progress with rigid infrastructure andmetropolis? We believe that we can, and we must try.We are a constantly growing, multidisciplinary, international team of about 15 people designingand engineering the prototype that is being built now in the UK, France and Morocco under thementoring of numerous experts.
Open_Sailing_01will set sail in may 2009
, attempting to driftfrom
London to the Netherlands
, followed by a normal escort boat for safety. If we succeed withthe rst journey, our second phase
will focus on enhancing the eet operatingand hardware system, travelling from El-Jedida (Morocco) to Las Palmas in the Canary Islands(Spain), thanOpen_Sailing_03to the Azores Islands (Portugal).Finally
is the proper long term test the from The Azores, under the power ofcurrents and drift, to Brazil.Open_Sailing is a high-technology, green, innovative, exciting project!Join the crew and be a part of it!