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Dubbed The Hacker Monastery by some, this 3 years old effort aims to create a node in a self-sustaining network of cooperatives called Cooperativa Integral Catalana, developed at the site of a 13th century factory which was itself an industrial experiment, and builds on the local traditions of self-organisation and autonomy.
Not to be confused with ecovillages, Calafou has a strong technological focus, ranging from software and hardware development through permaculture to crafts based on recycling and local materials. While we are concentrating on creating and strenghtening local infrastructures, Calafou is not a self-enclosed entity but a constructive and sometimes combative participant in an extensive array of compatible projects, a mutated plague infecting even the mainstream society which is already ridden with opressive institutions.
<li>hacklab (Lorea social network, Phone Liberation Front, libbitcoin cryptocurrency toolbox, etc.)</li>
<li>hardware lab (transfeminist performances, ecomotors)</li>
<li>biolab (under construction, slime moulds, forest microbes)</li>
<li>wood and metal workshop (building materials, furniture, educational tools)</li>
<li>recovering and reinvigorating practices and knowledge on herbs, poultry, natural fibers, clay as building material, etc.</li>