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Petros Petros

About me

I share my time between writing political articles, visiting "alternative" communities and developing open technologies for anarchist economy in Greece and worldwide.

I will be happy to bring you my stories and stories from people I met. And I will be happy to learn your stories and carry them to other people.
I do not need much, as long as I have my green tea, some internet link, and a place to sleep. Being an extravert, I am the tamed one. :-) And I still remember times before internet.

Spoken languages

  • Polish Mother Tongue
  • English Fluent
  • Russian Beginner
  • French Can only say Welcome!
  • German Can only say Welcome!
  • Greek Can only say Welcome!

My interests

Hobbies:

Bookchinism
Anarchism
Apoism
Liberatory technology
Sustainable & resilient living (seriously taken)
Politics (P2P, The Commons, Cooperatives)
Hacking at large.

Books:

SF&F mostly. Cyberpunk, steampunk, solarpunk. Cory Doctorow, Neal Stephenson, Ion Williams. More than I can remember.

Music:

Folk, Folk-punk, sea songs

Films:

Spaghetti westerns, SF&F

Travel experiences

Past trips:

Greece - Kerkyra 2008
Poland - many local trips
May/June 2013: Poland - Germany - Greece
May-August 2014: Norway
October 2014 - March 2015: Poland - Greece
2015 - open ended life journey.

Planned trips:

Spring/summer trip across Europe.

Belongs to the following groups

Group

Amsterdam

I am coming to Amsterdam for the first time this August (to attend a hackers' conference). I believe it will not be my last time, though. So.

Group

Amsterdam Emergency

shelterlessness

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Accommodation

maybe
Max number of guests:
2
Maximum length of stay:

3 days for sure -- then we may talk about something more. But we live in a squat and the situation can be sometimes dramatic, so always ask first. No last minute things, sorry.

I Live With:

My partner Natasha, and two dogs: hyperactive doberwoman and 16yo and calm AmAkita oldboy.

Please bring:

Your camping gear. Whatever (tangible or not) you feel like sharing. Some food (ask first -- preferably freegan/dumpster-dived). If you have some tools to spare. Small electronic stuff (solar cells/panels, rechargeable batteries, sensors, single-board computers, SD-cards and pendrives). We run a lot of projects and use this stuff, so all donations will be appreciated.

I can offer my guests:
A guided tour, A dinner.

We have a marvelous place to live -- one of the less known squats in Athens. Be ready to sleep on the floor, however.
We have usually some food to share (although a contribution is appreciated).
Working Internet link with wi-fi.
A lot of conversations on technology, history and politics (we are on the anarchist-ish "side of the street").
Quite a lot of knowledge and ebooks to copy.

I can offer my hosts:

Help with daily chores. Fixing house equipment (not a pro, though). Telling tall tales, jokes etc. Singing (In Polish, sometimes English). All things Internet & Linux.
I can improvise workshops on technical issues. Generally - whatever is needed.

Other information for guests:

We are developing our hospitality side now, so the information may be incomplete until we elaborate it properly. Please ask in advance.

Public transport:

Ampelokipoi metro station in Athens.

House Rules:
No drugs.

"Restrictions" above means that I do not smoke nor intoxicate (otherwise than coffee & some alcohol sometimes). But I actually have no problem with civilised use of any substance, legal or not. By others.

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