Working Class Heroes


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  • Summary

    WCH is a meta camp (DPW equivalent) whose main function is to coordinate BL's infrastructure build (electricity, fire roads etc.) but also provide support to ambitious art projects that get stuck. We also do our own dream projects such as The Quest Hall.

    Full description of yer concept

    Working Class Heroes or WCH is Borderland's equivalent to the Department of Public Works at Burning Man. We provide the tools, heavy machinery and skill sets necessary to enable the infrastructural framework of The Borderland as a whole. In other words things like electricity, heavy lifting, fire roads and historically also fire safety. We usually run a number of our own dream projects on the side and strive to operate from within a work is play-mindset. We cherish principles such as communal effort and participation but tend to lean towards the radically exclusive side when it comes to lazy motherfuckers.

    A major new thing for 2019 is that we will build and launch a new addition to the BL departments called The Quest Hall (see separate dream) which is a sort of hybrid between a RPG-inspired tavern (think the shady jazz cantina from Star Wars where Han Solo is introduced) and a work distribution central where Borderlings can go to acquire quests (rewarded by XP and loot) supplied by the general BL community. Tasks (quests) will range from the very real and practical to the very dreamy and fictional in a hopefully synergetic and fun mix.

    Our hope with The Quest Hall is double in that it will likely increase the amount of load-sharing, communal effort and participation within our community whilst at the same time ensuring that WCH can operate with much less interruptions due to incessant questions and demands from people in need of tools etc.

    About the crew / artist

    Confirmed members as of 1st of May: Hampus L, Hugi A, Linnéa A, Cindy L, Christian U, Axel N, Anton D, Tal W, Elvira, Adrian R, Toby, Ebbe V, Linda L, Jess H

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    Plenty of saw and metal dust, various types of construction materials. We will collect and sort all of our trash accordingly and return it either to Trash to Treasure or the local recycling station if applicable.

    Description Min amount (DKK) Max amount (DKK)
    Nails, screws, cutting discs, welding rods 2000
    Van Rental 17 days (lej et lig) 10000
    Manitou (telescopic forklift) Rental 14 days 40000
    Misc. tent rentals + flooring 7500
    Cooling trailer 5000
    Ranger UTV + ATV Rental 14 days 20000
    Main shade structures (2x50m2, rentals) 10000
    Misc. construction materials and tools for fire road build 5000
    Light truck rental 20 days, diesel, bridge fees 24500
    2X Container transport Örebro-Hedeland, Hedeland-Sthlm 45000
    How can other Borderlings co-create with you?

    We are very interested in people willing to co-create and take shifts in our new project this year called The Quest Hall. Also always on the lookout for skilled craftspeople with a penchant for surfing waves of chaos while solving problems on the fly.

    The Quest Hall is an attempt to add an optional gamified layer to The Borderland experience whilst simultaneously easing the coordination of real and fictional tasks and needs of theme camps, BL support structures (CP, WCH, Sanctuary etc) and dream projects.

    This is done by applying principles and game design/dynamics inspired by role-playing games. By taking on quests (crowd-sourced from the community by the means of an online form or on-site through a computer terminal at the Quest Hall itself) participants will be offered the chance to take a direct part in helping all kinds of projects and dreams at Hedeland whilst at the same time amassing real life knowledge and experiences combined with fictional XP and loot (Pixie dollars?) for their Borderland avatar, gaining levels in one or more classes that can then be tied to a variety of perks and incentives woven into the fabric of the general BL experience. These stats and avatars will be saved from one year to the next enabling further future development/evolution if this experiment is deemed worthwhile.

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    What is this?

    Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.

    Dream crew



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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Lots and lots, but don't worry about it.

    • Will there be light? Floodlights mounted high to give good working light.

    • Will anything BURN? No big fire plans this year.

    • What is your audio footprint? Angle grinders cutting through metal or the occasional tool-thieving or finger-doubledipping-in-honey-jar raccoon caught in one of our traps. Buzzing saws, routers, drills, intermittent lightning strikes. Bar music from The Quest Hall.

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