Issue 1: February 2016

To all our free cultural friends around the world! Respect!

This is the first of what we hope will be (fairly) regular bulletins and newsletters about planned events related to the Futurological Symposium of Free Cultural Spaces.


Symposium events 2016

“Meeting of East and West Network”
(Vilnius, Lithuania)
Dates: 8–12 June 2016.

Contact: Tomas Čepaitis

Travel information: Inexpensive flights to Vilnius leave from most major European airports ― at the moment the least expensive tickets are via Ryan Air from Bruxelles, Charleroi. It is also possible to travel from and to Western Europe quite cheaply by bus. (No visas required for Western Europeans or US or Canadian visitors.)

General information: For an interesting overview of Užupis see:

Meals are available for euro 4–5, and Užupis may arrange even less expensive rates. Accommodation is available at Filaretai hostel for euro 25 per night, with discounts for longer stays:



Futurological Symposium of Free Cultural Spaces "Dialogues about Human Freedom" 


Tver, Torzhok district, the village Borovoye, 18. Russia, Tverskaya oblast

Dates: 1–8 July 2016.


The Futurological Symposium of Free Cultural Spaces - is an informal international group of free-thinkers and activists engaged in alternative lifestyles such as: eco-villages, eco communities, communes, leading festivals of the world such as BOOM (Portugal), Burning Man, Christiania ...

These people are also researchers of altered states of consciousness and new methods of immersions in themselves.

We participated in two symposia of Free Cultural Spaces: in Portugal BOOM and in Christiania - free space in Copenhagen.

Now, we are organizing this symposium in Russia, in eco-center “YES”

In our SHIRAM, near Tver.


Conditions of participation: Each one provides what they need for their own comfort

Our Russian Free Cultural Space will be organized through initiatives and energy contributions of strong people, leaders, artists.

We are looking forward and welcome volunteers in project preparation and organization of the symposium.

Please note: Non-Russian visitors will need visas + an invitation― please contact the Russian consulate or embassy nearest you. It may take as much as a month for your visa to be processed.

Express Visa: invitation for a trip to Russia for up to 2 weeks:

Phone: +7 910 4,347,331

Travel information: Moscow is the closest center. Shiram is 250km northwest of Moscow on the main Moscow-Saint-Peterburg highway (M11 E105). There are a lot of transportation possibilities ― buses, trains, hitchhiking; the organizers may arrange something special for symposium participants, depending on number of people intending to attend.

General information: (English), (in Russian), and (for Russia House in California).


Fire Festival

Dates: 11-17 July 2016.

Contact: Urla (

General Information: This is a small, alternative, DIY festival open to all Symposiotes. Visitors will have to fend for themselves in terms of food, accommodation (camping), transportation, etc. ― though there may be some communally organized food available.

The exact festival location is traditionally only announced shortly before the event.
Get on Urla’s email list!


PLEASE NOTE: The SKÄRKÄLL event in Sweden originally scheduled for August of 2016 will not happen this year!!!


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