🔊 Where to place sound camps – and how many?
Who gets to have a sound camp and who decides about that? There are only a limited number (4-5) of possible spots for noisy camps and art projects due to the specifics of the site’s owners. So, how do we wanna handle the placement and distribute “loud” spots?
Sound camps – apply here for a spot on the site until 21 March the best.
New realizer: @Marcel
A rule of thumb that worked well last time:
If you're using a Bluetooth box with a battery for some background music, this issue doesn't concern you.
However, if your sound system will be larger (which means that the equipment will need power from generators for some serious #downtempowegbassen and paaaarty), this discussion is very relevant…
Since we had very little time for planning and preparation last year, the limited spots for sound camps were assigned on a first come first serve basis. Projects that were late with registration could not be realized anymore.
You can view a map of “loud zones” on the venue here. Basically, we can not move away from these places since they provide nice soundproofing by trees or hollows. Freiland said it’s possible to install another stage at the lake – the sound system for their own summer festival has also been located there (Prometheans spot in 2021 – do we want this or do we need more spots for camps?). So all in all, we have space for 4-5 max. sound camps or loud art projects. Two of them will need to share one spot. From our experience there are more people who want to bring sound than available spots, so this will bring up discussions sooner or later.
Everyone did their best last year given the limited time. However, there are some learnings from our first come first serve principle 2021: Some burners were a little late to grab one of the loud zones for their camp or project. This has resulted in another proposal last year to distribute the sound camp spots more transparently and fairly...
Some dusty threads
Should this be a community decision? On the one side it affects 'everyone', on the other side, it's more like an internal conflict (of interest/location/gift to the burn). After discussing this issues with some experts from last year (mainly @Quentin & @Professor Kaos), we bring this suggestion – comments and ideas welcome:
What if we followed an adapted and condensed version of the conflict escalation protocol?
People who want to do a sound camp apply centrally
We could use a Talk thread for transparency
A meeting is organized for the camps to do a circle-table sitting to talk the situation out.
The conditions of Freiland need to be confirmed and immutable
The sound protocol needs to be finalized and difficult to change
If either of these points are open to discussion, then decision will be hard to make within a single meeting
A neutral mediator or 2 (approved by all participants - i.e. Site Lead/Korgi/RAD/Board etc) is present to keep things cool.
An amiable solution is found amongst the present pirates that hopefully works for everyone (i.e. sharing a sound zone/sound system, or just having some control over the line-up)
If after 90 minutes no amiable conclusion is reached, the options could be (which of the below 3 options should be decided at the start or before the meeting begins);
A decision is formulated to a community vote (i.e. by a Talk poll or dreams platform)
The mediator(s) makes the final call based on the behavior at the meeting (i.e. by prioritizing respectful participants of the meeting)
A hybrid - A vote is cast by the mediator(s), in which they share their preference for context
An unfair first-come - first-served framework for Sound camp selection
Minimizes the toxicity that may propagate on Talk, by putting the affected parties face-to-face (physically or digitally)
Which in turn lowers the commitment of other parties in their involvement to find a resolution
The community can still be involved/aware of the discussion and resolution and chime-in if they have useful advice to add.
@Veroca R. Sala @Quentin @Roko @Jan-Christian Kaspareit @Tim Menuridae @Cairn (Clément) @Alexander Paulski @Annette @Bee @CJ Yetman @Professor Kaos @Louis @Andre Nik @Robert Kartalow @Hannah Krist @julian
About the sound protocol
Are there any suggestions and requests for changes to the sound concept, in which the playtimes and locations are defined? Last year this worked very well and there were no official complaints. This has to happen in close coordination with Freiland. Any volunteers? There’s a wish to do something about the break on Thursday since it affected many people. Simply open a new thread.
28.02. Sound Camp Application Start
(21.03. Sound Camp Application End)
28.03. First Meeting with Sound Camp Groups - Initial Ideas
04.04. Final Meeting with Sound Camp Groups - Decision
13.04. Final Decision Sound Camps