Some Nowhere folks (some call them Nooners or Nobodies) are planning a Junk Raft Armada. The idea is to build a boat, more specifically a gunk. Here’s the idea:
This summer, we plan to build a fleet of 2 or more rafts in Spain and travel across/around the Mediterranean to southern Italy (Stromboli).
The rafts will be made from ‘junk’ anything we can find, reuse, recycle or buy very cheap when we have to. see here for some more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junk_raft
We are inspired by the Floating Neutrinos, Richie Sowa’s Spiral Island project, the ‘Junk’ plastic bottle craft that crossed the Pacific to highlight the ‘trash island’ in the Pacific Gyre, Plastiki, the art rafts at the Venice Biennial, the Ohio River Trip and many other floating art and activism projects.
We would like to have performers aboard so that we can stage performances at towns/ports along the way from Spain to Italy (fire/circus/burlesque etc…)
One of the rafts will be a large floating stage. Another large raft or two will provide cabins for crew, a galley and common area. Anyone who wants to build their own smal raft/boat/floating home is welcome to join the Armada.
The build can start any time, but we are working towards mid-May, building until late July in Barcelona.
The trip should take about 4 weeks, from late July to the beginning of September.
We want to make it to the Stromboli fire performers festival in time to put on a show and join in the festivities. http://www.festadelfuocostromboli.com/?page_id=29
Right now we need people to start getting interested and talking about this project with each other (the reason for starting a Facebook group).
Please get in touch with Ants Hiron ASAP if you are interested in getting involved in any of the following roles (this is just a starting list of volunteer positions, I’m sure there will be more to come later).
Sounds like a crazy idea, but there are some other people who have done it already: