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When, What, And Where is Metapoeisis???!!!!

I keep reading about and hearing about some event called Metapoeisis, supposedly to be held somehere in Mosier, but everytime I inquire of City Repair, which is apparently organizing it, I get either no reply or a completely vague reply.
Can someone please inform us of the details? What is it? When is it? Where exactly is it? Thanks.
City Repair's Metapoiesis, The Gift: EVENT CANCELLED! 03.Aug.2006 16:46

reposting from an earlier post, link at end

City Repair's Metapoiesis, The Gift: EVENT CANCELLED!
author: Raven
Metapoiesis, The Gift: EVENT CANCELED
Limited workshops, visioning, primitive camping, and council may still occur during the original August 3-7 dates; see here for details.

Tickets will be refunded. Donations to help cover the costs already incurred are much appreciated.

METAPOIESIS LIVES AND LEARNS IN MOSIER Earlier this summer, City Repair volunteers began work to create an ecological education and festival venue. The plan included the removal of a select group of trees and a reshaping of the land's topography so that the landforms, while slowing and spreading seasonal water flow, would also provide a terraced environment perfect for a festival.
Meeting with the local community, we have reflected upon how our limited understanding of the land and the haste of the festival deadline have caused preventable damage. Even with the best intentions, we can be perceived as the enemy we ourselves despise. We are humbled by this recognition.
Metapoiesis, The Gift: EVENT CANCELED
Limited workshops, visioning, primitive camping, and council may still occur during the original August 3-7 dates; see here for details.

Tickets will be refunded. Donations to help cover the costs already incurred are much appreciated.


METAPOIESIS LIVES AND LEARNS IN MOSIER Earlier this summer, City Repair volunteers began work to create an ecological education and festival venue. The plan included the removal of a select group of trees and a reshaping of the land's topography so that the landforms, while slowing and spreading seasonal water flow, would also provide a terraced environment perfect for a festival.
Meeting with the local community, we have reflected upon how our limited understanding of the land and the haste of the festival deadline have caused preventable damage. Even with the best intentions, we can be perceived as the enemy we ourselves despise. We are humbled by this recognition.

The festival portion of this event has been cancelled. We believe that continuing with limited aspects of the event at this location will allow for a greater learning experience. We value the input of neighbors who know their local land, and of outsiders who have shared our good intentions for an ecologically sound gathering place. We hope that through ongoing, heartfelt communication and sharing the wisdom of a place, we can continue to develop greater understanding and ability to act for the benefit of all of our communities.
With the assistance of the local community, this event will reflect what we have learned. We will be refunding all tickets sold. Native grass seed is being collected to replant the turned earth. Invasive plants are being identified and removed. We will asses the impact of our presence daily so that we may enlist the support of the event community in understanding and addressing this impact.
The vision of Metapoiesis has been alive for a long time. Though we recently gained and lost a partnership with Oracle, we hope to handle the remaining work with integrity and ensure we are welcomed back into this community for years to come.

 http://www.cityrepair.org/wiki.php/wow/main

Not according to latest email from City Repair 03.Aug.2006 17:37

See Below

Below is the latest completely vague reply I received by email from CR. Finally found the webpage for it (  http://www.cityrepair.org/wiki.php/wow/main ), but little in the way of details provided, not even on the "details" page.


---I am in the middle of packing to get out the door to open the gate out there, so please excuse the short reply. This is a first-year event, and has been evolving. Music, food, art, hanging out...not sure what else to tell you. If you really want to know, read the website description. If you really really want to know, come on out. It is nothing secret at all. Not everything in life is laid out for you - sometimes you have to see for yourself and participate to get an idea of what community can be.

I hope that calms some confusion, but I don't know what else to say.

Thanks,
Yveline

what is it? it's a PARTY 03.Aug.2006 21:24

from their website, "updated 8/3/06 -5PM"

Music Lineup Update for event fomally known as Metapoeisis (updated 8/3/06 -5PM):

Come DANCE to the beats of:

BlueTech, Luminous Fog, Lance Grider (Mark of the Muse), Fan-Fi Allah, Rena Jones, Jamie Janover (Zilla), Manoj, Tia Malia, Def Child, Epsilon, Freaks of Nature, Waater, Obscure Project, MazeGuider, Mirror, Said Funk

Based on the response we have gotten, looks like there will be a lot more musical talent on the way to add to this expanding list. Live music after dinner Friday, Saturday (late night), and Sunday night. Daytime jam sessions on main stage, dj's spinning their wares, and probably a guitar, drum or tamborine for every 4 people. Let's have some split-kicken fun.

Alternate Directions: I-84 East to Exit 69 (Mosier) Right of Exit Right on Washingtion Left on Third Third becomes State Go 5.5 miles Right on Dry Creek Left on Osborne Cutoff 1.5 miles Sign Says Welcome to the EcoCosm
Metapoiesis: Metamorphosed

Metapoiesis, as it was planned, has been down-scaled, localized, and restructured into a more form-fitting event for the land we are becoming intimately acquainted with. Although someday Metapoeisis may re-materialize into a new creation, perhaps it is already truly unfolding as we live and breathe. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you will be able to join us for what we have to extend in an offering of love, gratitude and togetherness - please consider reading below for the details.

Volunteers are still wanted to help carry out the ecological landscaping. Workshops/skilltrading/visioning will be offered by the people, for the people, and for the land, so if you have something to share (who doesn't?!), sign up at the gate and we will gladly open up a slot for you and your wondrous knowledge to encapsulate and pour forth. Camping (sanitation provided), and council will still occur throughout the event's original dates (August 3rd -7th). Special focus will be centered upon dialog that seeks to repair our urban and wild places through the art of placemaking, ecological design, community democracy, natural building, local food systems, wildlife habitat, and imaginative human settlement that takes into consideration the importance of widespread diversity. Although we acknowledge that we do not have all the answers, we ask questions so that we may continue to propel forward on behalf of the greater acceptance of positive, thoughtful, impactive change.

If you would like a ticket refund, you will be reimbursed through the same method in which you purchased the ticket, - for example, if you purchased using PayPal, your refund will come via PayPal. If you walked into a store, you will return to that store to ask for your refund. You CANNOT redeem your ticket for entry at the gate, should you choose to participate in this down-home, community-based gathering. Please note that Alex Grey will not be present, and nor will the majority of the lineup advertised. We will most certainly be making music all weekend, and have a local lineup of talented musicians excited to play. We all have a lot to offer one another, so let's not forget about that. Within those glorious moments in which we remember how integral we are to the greater cosmos, life is realized.

Donations will be requested at the gate - sliding scale of $80 to $20 - NO ONE will be turned away. Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will be available to everyone who is admitted. There will be sanitation stations and a number of composting toilets. Please bring water for fire precautions at your camp, and for drinking. We will be capping the amount of guests based on what our infrastructure can maintain. As this is a village in the making, we will be determining the capacity as we asses how well our basic needs are being met - most importantly, our happiness. Council will be held daily, and forums for dialog and feedback will be widely encouraged.

There is a full kitchen in operation on site, managed by a nourishing partnership between Culture Seed (www.cultureseed.org) and City Repair. Food passes will be made available for purchase as well, at an additional $10/day. Inquire at the gate when you arrive. Otherwise, please bring your own nourishment. ABSOLUTELY NO FIRES OR PROPANE will be allowed at your campsite.

This should be a really unique opportunity to relax, get to know the land, have fun, learn from each others life paths, educate ourselves on how to live within our fragile yet virile ecosystem, eat yummy food, listen to local, talented musicians on the main stage, and head out with old and new friends for a hike or swim in the Columbia Gorge area. The setting will be informally-consciously-community-sharing minded, and as such we are open to all beings heading out to commune and partake.

Expect nothing, yet be prepared for something greater than you had anticipated, and all will be well under the sun and stars. In between earth and sky is place, so let us give thanks for time, space, and togetherness.

Last Important Note: Until further notice, please bring enough water and food for you, your peeps, and the duration of your stay! Please check the website if you are planning to arrive later in the weekend, as we may have reached capacity.
METAPOIESIS LIVES AND LEARNS IN MOSIER

Earlier this summer, City Repair volunteers began work to create an ecological education and festival venue. The plan included the removal of a select group of trees and a reshaping of the land's topography so that the landforms, while slowing and spreading seasonal water flow, would also provide a terraced environment perfect for a festival.
Meeting with the local community, we have reflected upon how our limited understanding of the land and the haste of the festival deadline have caused preventable damage. Even with the best intentions, we can be perceived as the enemy we ourselves despise. We are humbled by this recognition.

The festival portion of this event has been cancelled. We believe that continuing with limited aspects of the event at this location will allow for a greater learning experience. We value the input of neighbors who know their local land, and of outsiders who have shared our good intentions for an ecologically sound gathering place. We hope that through ongoing, heartfelt communication and sharing the wisdom of a place, we can continue to develop greater understanding and ability to act for the benefit of all of our communities.
With the assistance of the local community, this event will reflect what we have learned. We will be refunding all tickets sold. Native grass seed is being collected to replant the turned earth. Invasive plants are being identified and removed. We will asses the impact of our presence daily so that we may enlist the support of the event community in understanding and addressing this impact.
The vision of Metapoiesis has been alive for a long time. Though we recently gained and lost a partnership with Oracle, we hope to handle the remaining work with integrity and ensure we are welcomed back into this community for years to come.
back in my day they called these things
back in my day they called these things "raves"

still vague 03.Aug.2006 23:22

observer

The "festival portion" was canceled, they say, yet it's now a party?? What does that have to do with sustainability?

somebody has to say it: 04.Aug.2006 01:34

smart-butt

Have you never used Google (or another search engine) before? The event has its own tribe.net site, it is one of the first things to come up when searching. Also, the City Repair site has info about it.

 http://cityrepair.org/wiki.php/wow/main

 link to portland.tribe.net

Still all vague 04.Aug.2006 04:37

another observer

I also have received numerous emails on the event and read the webpages on it and find it completely vague. A canceled festival about what?, now a party, about what? Going into the country, cutting down trees and making a bunch of noise? What's that about?

More than a party... 07.Oct.2006 19:35

secret society

Much of the same community was involved in the music & dance aspect of this
and are all very oriented around sustainability & the ability to gather as hundeds of people
and leave no trace on the land. No trees are cut down, no trash is left. The fire is
even "naturalized" afterwards. These are great places to network with brilliant people,
and hear some of the grooviest, most psychedelic music ever made.. =)
boom