Error message

  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).
  • Warning: Illegal string offset 'field' in DatabaseCondition->__clone() (line 1901 of /home/stein/domains/softrevolution.be/public_html/includes/database/query.inc).

Soft Revolution - A summary

What is Soft Revolution?

Short Bio

With a series of festivals, social interventions, small artistic experiments and an interactive expo, Soft Revolution tried to implement a healthy dose of naivity, unbridled playing morality and social positioning in our every day lives and the cultural social life. Now, the collective came up with an interactive publication. With a playful booklet, Yannick Schandene, Bavo Blanckaert and Lennert Mottar try to link the philosophy of the ‘soft revolution’ with some contemporary tendencies that are already noticable in several movements & organisations.

The central idea of the soft revolution is a plea to add more so called ‘random buttons’ in the diverging aspects of life. The random button is a procedure in which – if the situation allows it – we let go of all control and let fate decide, in order to arm the individual, organization or the movement against fragility in those moments of doubt, motionlessness, or creative deadlock.

The implementation of random buttons in the diverging aspects of life undermines control and performance focused tendencies, in which repression, obsessive efficiency and competition continue to displace our humanity. The point of the lifehack is not to cause confusion or to elude responsibility, but to return to the essence of our interhuman understandings. To meet and to build constructive and lasting relationships, we must not be afraid to be candid and open-minded but simultaneously involved and worried. If we really do want to pay attention to one another, initiate a meaningful dialogue or start mutual relations or cooperations, we need time and space and we therefore need a form of inertia. To somewhat compensate this inertia, we can manage this random button as a methodology. Soft Revolution approaches this principle mainly on a small scale, as an imperative main ingedrient for what could be a soft revolution.

Although Soft Revolution encourages everyone to read the booklet, the collective primarily focuses on the cultural social life. Social life is becoming more fragile because a lot of functions and ways of thinking have become a routine, and we’re suffering from some sort of non-alignment, while volunteers or members move more dynamically through the same scenery. If self-development and the expansion of a sustainable social netwerk form the base of cultural social life, then expressing personal passion, playing morality, curiosity and social positioning remains the logical essence.

FUNGAME: What is the Soft Revolution according to you?
Send your idea to zachterevolutie@gmail.com (i.e. in the form of a detailed activity, of a thought that came to mind while reading, of an opinion of a discussed topic...) The most memorable entry will receive a monthly custom made package which will each contain new inspirational material to work with.
Deadline is May 31

The boardgame ‘Choose Your Happiness, the anticompetitive game’

At the end of the year 2014, Soft Revolution will finalize their boardgame ‘Choose your luck, the anticompetitive boardgame’ with the support of Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission. This product wants to reach youth organizations, youth associations and the first stage of secondary education. Four young people of Soft Revolution will be using two external volunteers to take the already existing prototypes to a heigher level and a final developed board game.

Through a variety of initiatives, the young collective Soft Revolution seeks to promote community building, a healthy dose of naivety, play ethics and civil participation. To provoke attention for the role and the social relationship that every citizen has with its environment in a funny way, this collectively developed a board game.

In Choose your Happiness, the Anti-competitive game we choose as players repeated between the pursuit of individual happiness and the harmony of the community. The purpose of this exciting board game is to become the happiest local resident without leaving the community in disharmony behind.

The game is based on a community where each resident (player) is a social actor and where the local socio-cultural associations provides several opportunities. With this game, we aim to stimulate reflection and framing the meaning of civil participation, winning and losing, freedom, competition and solidarity, through an accessible and fine methodology.

After three presentations in Brussels and Flemish Brabant, Soft Revolution will go on a tour to visit other organizations and associations to have playing moments.

Thereafter, a thirty game boxes will be brought in circulation through a lending system. The game packages will be provided with a comprehensive manual that youth workers, teachers and associations will help to use the board game as a methodology within their operation.