final meeting at the Hippodrome
More than a week ago, the discussion about the Hippodrome project led to the final decision for ACCT members to move out of the specific building. On the one side, the camel man, Goran and on the other side the representatives and supporters of ACCT, did not manage to reach a consensus about the future of the building that would be beneficial for both sides. Therefore, after quite some time of collective effort around this purpose, the ACCT left the Hippodrome building in Goran’s and his animals’ hands. There has been an ongoing discussion about moving into new abandoned building as the base of the community is already strong and could be used for new alternative purposes. The Critical Mass event taking place tomorrow afternoon is part of the ongoing work linked to future initiatives of the initial ACCT project.
moving out of the Hippodrome
Profoundly ACCT, also present at Vake Park, will be still participating and also initiating different type of activities around Tbilisi even if the Hippodrome project has now been officially closed!
Vake park protest
Vake park protest
Last Sunday morning I had the chance to be part of the Vake park protest against new hotel construction plans at Vake Park, in one of the corners of Tbilisi. The protest has been happening for 2 months now. Locals are still gathered around the wall construction of the Vake Park aiming at stopping the ongoing construction work. Last Sunday Vake park was turned into a free space of grass root action which in combination with the Really, Really Free Market (RRFM), a temporary market based on an alternative gift economy, shaped a unique atmosphere around this important initiative!
Greg, one of the dogs at the shelter
Anna and Archipo
Anna and I just had a lovely morning visit at the Dog Organization Georgia, a dog shelter near Lisi lake at the outskirts of Tbilisi. The shelter opened its doors 2 ½ years ago and has homed more than 75 rescued dogs and puppies during this period of time. For the moment it hosts around 30 dogs of different breeds. We had the chance to walk around with Zouzou and Greg. Fresh air and beautiful hilly landscape made our morning walk charming!
More photos on this visit can be found here.