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- What do I need to do?
- Where can I sleep?
- How to propose workshops, film screenings, etc to be added to the day schedules?
- How can I volunteer my help?
- What food and drinks will be available?
- How do I get to St-Imier?
- How much will this cost me?
- Can I get financial support?
- Can I access the event with a wheelchair?
- Are dogs allowed?
- Is there a way to participate remotely?
- Will the event be family friendly?
- How can I see the program/schedule on my smartphone?
You don't need to register or sign up in any way. There are no special requirements for you to be able to participate. Our only requirement is for you to be respectful towards others and peaceful.
We recommend that you come by public transportation and/or bicycle. Before coming to the gathering by car, consider more environment friendly options and car sharing. Use https://carpooling.anarchy2023.org to coordinate carpools. There will be designated parking areas that are signed out from the main roads in St-Imier. See the map at https://map.anarchy2023.org to have an idea where the different parking places are located, but make sure to follow the directions indicated along the roads when you arrive in St-Imier. It's the vacations, so both white and blue spaces have no time limit. Campervans that fit into the standard parking spaces go to Beausite and larger campers up to 7m on Place de l'Esplanade. We also have space for larger vehicles, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost for parking, but please contribute what you can to help cover the costs, the surplus will go to a good cause.
There will be a designated camping area and indoor spaces in three gym halls and the ZAF, a large building at the edge of St-Imier. If you plan to camp, bring a tent and a sleeping bag. If you plan to sleep in the indoor spaces, bring a mat and a sleeping bag. To see where the camping, the ZAF and the gym halls are located, take a look at https://map.anarchy2023.org
For information about additional options and general information about accommodation, including special needs solutions that are available, see the accommodation page.
To propose anything for inclusion in the schedule and get a space allocated, please use this form. If you have a preference for the day and time of your proposal, please add that information to your proposal. Also, list the required help, resources or technical infrastructure such as beamer, if any. Please don't hesitate to propose activities for children and teenagers as well.
Please sign up on http://ria2023-volunteers.org, an online tool for coordinating the many different volunteer tasks. Write to email@example.com if you have questions or need details about how you can help.
There will be 2 kitchens and 4 bars located throughout the village. They offer vegan and also gluten free foods and refreshing beverages such as sirup and ice tea, energizing liquids like coffee and mate. Only the alcoholic beverages (e.g. beer, wine and prosecco) have a fixed minimal prize.
Take a look at https://map.anarchy2023.org and zoom out to see in which direction you want to be heading when joining us at Anarchy 2023 in St-Imier.
If you need to fly, you can fly into either Geneva (GVA), Basel (BSL) or Zurich (ZRH). Traveling from these three airports to St-Imier takes approximately the same amount of time. The easiest way to get from these airports to St-Imier is via train. You can check the train timetables on the https://www.sbb.ch/en website, where you can also buy "supersaver tickets" (approx. 30 CHF if done some weeks ahead of time).
For coordinating carpools we started to use https://carpooling.anarchy2023.org with the https://t.me/+guZcQIInJzc2OTk0 telegram group serving as an additional possible communication channel along side.
For visa and travel help please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both the workshops and the camping are free. For concerts, food and non-alcoholic drinks you are expected to pay what you can, but there is no fixed price. Also alcoholic beverages are "pay what you can", but with a minimal price. The book fair and expo tables have a fixed minimal price as well.
All income goes to covering the costs of infrastructure, vegetables and beverages, etc. Nobody is getting payed, we all volunteer. So, please help to make sure we can cover the costs, also because the resulting surplus will go to the Anarchist Defense Fund!
Both Euro and Swiss Franc are welcome for your contributions at the bars, concerts and for the meals, but no Twint or cards.
You can always make contributions using Twint, wire transfers and credit cards by sending a donation here.
If a workshop or performance incures material or special transport costs beyond your personal travel, you may request donations from participants to cover such costs. The donations that you collect in excess of these costs shall be given to our common fund in order to help cover infrastructure costs, food and drinks. The surplus of the collected money will go to the Anarchist Defense Fund!
We all work for free! Nobody is getting payed. Nobody involved in organizing this gathering has had any of their expenses payed or is getting any free food or beverages during the gathering. We all contribute our time and our costs and pay what we can. So do the artsists that perform theaters and concerts during the event. Please be fair and give what you can, in order to cover the substancial infrastructure, vegetables and beverages costs of such a gathering and support the good cause!
There is, however, money set aside for helping to pay travel costs for people that otherwise can not participate in the gathering. Write to email@example.com to see if you are able to get financial support. Please give to https://contribute.anarchy2023.org to make more such help possible.
Many places are accessible with a weehlchair, but not all. See the map at https://anarchy2023.org/info/map for details about each venue. St imier is very steep and the sidewalks are high. Take your swiss track or other motor and ride on the roads. We hand out a map with wheelchair routes at reception.
Yes, you can bring your dog to the gathering as long as it feels comfortable and has no problems. Some dogs are not comfortable in crowds, be careful to respect their needs. You are responsible to take care that there are no complaints. Otherwise, you will have to leave with your dog. Your dog's ears being very sensitive please do not take it to concerts. If you bring your dog and need to sleep indoors, you can only do this at the ZAF, not the gym halls.
You will be able to follow the event by listening to an on-site radio that will be streaming from the event. The radio will also setup a forum for chatting. Activities in some workshop rooms will be streamed which will always depend on the preference of the persons that organize that particular workshop. One of the rooms will be setup for hybrid workshops also enabling direct online participation.
There will be a childcare during the afternoon. We will also propose some special film screenings followed by discussions for children and teenagers. There will also be a carousel and a playground next to one of the bars. We hope that more people will come forward with activity proposals for kids. So if you wish to organize something please don't hesitate to add your proposal to openki: https://organize.anarchy2023.org/courses/propose
If you need to warm up anything you will be able to ask the kitchen anytime.
If you have an Android smartphone, you can install the Giggity app and have a convenient access to the program/schedule, even when your phone is offline. Detailed instructions are on the How to access schedule on Android page.
Otherwise, regardless of your smartphone type (iPhone, Android, ...), you can access the program/schedule when your phone is online by visiting: https://organize.anarchy2023.org/calendar