What happens if 20 almost-strangers decide to find an obscure destination – “Freedom” – in the Dutch seas? On Sunday 6th of August, 150 eggs and 40kg of other produce from a local farmer were delivered on board of our ship. The sound system and DJ set were loaded, too. Together with Piratas Do Amor – in months leading up to this moment, we prepared a week-long co-creative expedition & experiment in community living. All was ready to set sail from port Enkhuizen the following morning... in search of Freedom.
When you leave things undefined, you make yourself vulnerable – but also: open to growth and lessons it may bring.This shaped the entire experiment: people gradually opening up and feeling at ease: to show and share their own definition of Freedom. In a peculiar way, all 20 of us turned out to be “growth junkies” – people addicted – in one way or another – to expanding and exploring the outside of their comfort zones and social narratives. When you leave things undefined, you make yourself vulnerable – but also: open to growth and lessons such an experience may bring.