Room for the
quiet, odd &
The National Film School of Denmark
Friday, August 11th, 2023
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Dear visitorYou are invited to join Naive Yearly: the room for the quiet, odd and poetic web. The inaugural edition takes place in Copenhagen at the National Film School of Denmark. We meet on a Friday when the sunflowers bloom: it is Aphrodite’s day, the Greek goddess of love, lust and beauty, and the day that bridges the days of work with rest.We’ll gather people who expand what the web is and can be. Artists, designers, educators, developers, writers and organizers who avoid nostalgia and technological utopias but use the internet and the open protocols to invite us to see the world anew in the present tense. As such, it is a day of the art of living.My wish is to foster an atmosphere that steers us like a gentle river, away from abstraction and into the wild sea with our pockets full of sunflower seeds, the Ukrainian national flower, cursed to follow the sun with their heads because the nymph Clytie fell in love with Apollo.With care
We’ll welcome eight speakers on stage. Each have 20–30 minutes to talk about their work and are grouped in pairs to invite unintentional connections. Long breaks are scheduled between sessions for rest and conversation.
The gathering is open to 150 participants and tickets are for sale until they are sold out. There are no early bird prices, instead the pricing structure allows you to pay according to your life situation.
All tickets are equal and include lunch, snacks, water, tea and coffee.
Dear Ben, thank you for crafting the generous design identity. With Studio Hollywood, dreams come true.*Dear Tine, Sus and Ene, thank you for the trust, collaboration and inspiration — and for opening the doors to the National Film School of Denmark.*Dear Meg, Daniel and cab, thank you for Are.na, my favourite place on the internet. I'm grateful that the talks will continue their journey on your blog.*Dear Johannes, Marie, Lukas, Søren, Mads, Thomas, Jacob and Tina, thank you for listening and for encouraging me to manifest the gathering.*Dear Martin, Cecilia, Carla Cammilla, Andres and Lucy, thank you for showing me the poetry of your gatherings: The Conference, Social Service Club and IAM Weekend. And to all my past colleagues at CPH:DOX and Techfestival for teaching me how to organize with the heart.*Dear Ana, thank you for the life we live. I aspire to write like you photograph and think like you walk.