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We should all be happy by law. For some, joy is what you feel when you're in love, while others find the motivation to dream, to imagine a hypothetical and wonderful future that one day they will reach. There are also times that happiness is in apathy, in doing nothing.
But the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle goes further: “If we are to rewrite Human Rights for the 21st century, the right to laziness has to play an important role. We propose one: "every man or woman has the right to dream that they fall in love lying in a hammock ."
Forty hammocks woven by the residents of Móstoles will give life to a wonderful project: the first hamacodrome in Spain . To throw yourself into the bartola in one of these hammocks, you just have to point in your agenda the ' Popular Siesta' that will be held on Saturday, May 26, starting at 12:30, in the pine forest of the Finca Liana Park of this Madrid villa .
This great project has been organized by the Dos de Mayo Art Center (CA2M), which was fascinated with the idea of the hamacodrome, exposed as a result of the ideas that emerged in workshops promoted by the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle (a project which reflects on new ways to take advantage of resources in society). They have also had the collaboration of Tejiendo Móstoles and the support of the City of Móstoles.
" The hammock has always been the symbol of rest, of dreams, of the south, understood not as a cardinal point, but as a mental geography that evokes tranquility, sweet laziness, a good life and at the same time simple. The problem of our time is that the hammock has become a luxury product. A sustainable society should try to "democratize the hammock" "explains the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle.
The objective of this initiative is to claim the right to laziness and demonstrate the ability of many people to achieve an impossible. Yes, as you hear. However shocking this approach may seem, in the 19th century Paul Lafargue wrote an essay in which he spoke of this right to reluctance.
Long live laziness! © Getty Images
“The right to laziness is the right to disconnect, not to have to answer whatsapps or emails from work outside working hours, to not have to survive in such precarious lives while we are surrounded by such excessive material wealth that hits us like a Boomerang. It is the right to introduce a little common sense in an insane world, ”explains the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle to Traveler.es.
The original idea of the hamacódromo arose during a visionary imagination workshops of the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle, in collaboration with different groups of the city, in which new and idyllic ways of living in a future in the city were raised before the need for adapt to the energy and material shortages that will cause climate change and the oil crisis.
“ Green spaces are essential to achieve urban sustainability . In the 21st century, cities should move towards a model that might be suggestive to imagine as a forest city. As one author who inspires us a lot to rethink the city, Lewis Mumford, advocates that the relationship between country and city become " a stable marriage and not a weekend adventure, " "says the Transition Institute Breaks the Circle to Traveler.es.
In one of the meetings, a girl proposed to put hammocks throughout the city to lie down when she was tired. Wish granted!
Map of Móstoles 2030 © Transition Institute Breaks the Circle
“ Year 2030 . The right to laziness has become an inalienable human right in society in Transition. The radical decrease in the productive rhythm, combined with the distribution of wealth, has multiplied free time. Public hammocks, for anyone's use, proliferate through a much quieter city, just as banks proliferated in the parks of the twentieth century.
An area of Móstoles concentrates such a number of hammocks that is known as the popular hamacodrome. Frequent by a large group of neighbors who have turned the nap outdoors into an art, "says the show " It will be once … Móstoles 2030 " .
But why wait 12 years to make this utopia come true? Let's dream awake . Therefore, the hammocks, made with chinchorro and macramé, have been woven by a hundred citizens who have wanted to participate in the workshops that have taken place during the last months to build the bucolic hamacodrome as soon as possible.
“ Ecofeminism has put the emphasis on the importance of care for life and the need to defeminize them. This is reflected in the hamacodrome: a place is built for the community to take care of itself and, at the same time, during the process women teach knowledge that has traditionally been feminine, but which in an egalitarian society must be common heritage and responsibility ” .
On the day of the inauguration, apart from riding the hammocks, a shared meal will be held (you can bring the food and drink you like), there will be live music and the hamacodrome will be released with a massive nap, because a good nap shows us that You can live well with less. Are you going to miss?
* Report published on May 17, 2018 and updated on May 25, 2018