Let's be agents of change and tackle the problems that arise from our lifestyle and the system that feeds it.
“After the success of the first edition of the Umundu Lx Festival, we want Umundu Lx 2021 to once again contribute to the necessary change in production and consumption modes, establishing a new paradigm for society.”
Festival Umundu Lx 2020 - Abertura
We increasingly feel the urgency to change our lifestyle and our way of being in the world. We realized that it is necessary to foster debates and critical thinking in relation to current problems that cannot be understood without questioning our habits and the system that feeds them. As last year, the Umundu Lx 2021 Festival will be a platform for sharing, communication, articulation and mobilization between citizen initiatives, associations, social movements and individuals, locally, nationally and internationally.
In this 2nd edition of Umundu Lx Festival, we want to reflect on the destructive impact of human activities on Earth and the importance of finding solutions for the sustainable transformation of the way of life of each person and of society as a whole. We believe that together we can make a difference and transform the current paradigm into something more sustainable, through individual and collective change, for a dignified and fair future for all humanity, in balance with the nature of which we are a part.
More than 50 promoters with proposals for more than 80 events have already responded to our call to participate in the collective debate on the issues of sustainability, resilience and regeneration.
Now we need your help to make this issue happen!
Festival Umundu Lx 2020 - Poetry Slam
"The seeds left during the festival in people's heads and hearts will germinate and grow to bring the strength for promising change."
More information at: https://www.umundu.pt
About the author
The first edition of Umundu Festival in Germany took place in 2009 in the city of Dresden, on the initiative of Patrick Ribeiro and Sascha Kornek, to create a platform for meeting and reflection. Starting with an initial budget of €1,200, they organized the first festival with more than 40 events. The reception was so positive that they decided to continue the project. In its 3rd edition, the festival received the highest sustainability award for impact initiatives from the German government. Today, with more than a decade of existence, the Umundu Festival in Dresden, with an annual budget of €150,000, is an indispensable institution in the city and has become one of the largest festivals of its kind in Germany.
After returning to Lisbon , Patrick decided not only to replicate the previous model, but to try to take it to a new level. He gathered a team of enthusiasts who are with him on this collective journey.
Equipa Umundu Lx 2020
From the ctober 2019, the group began to define the format of Umundu Lx Festival and and taking the first steps in the preparation and organization of the event. All the work culminated in the success of the first edition of the Festival Umundu Lx. With everyone's help, let's also make Umundu Lx 2021 happen!
More information at: https://www.umundu.pt
Budget and due dates
In this 2nd edition of the Umundu Lx Festival, which will take place in person, in Lisbon and surroundings, and also online, we will continue to encourage participants to be agents of change in order to live pro-actively, whether at a personal level, in the family environment, in groups of friends, in the professional context, or in their political intervention.
Festival Umundu Lx 2020 - Dona Ajuda
Briefly, the festival program will be as follows:
- Thursday, September 30 - Launch
Focus topics ( https://www.umundu.pt/temas-de-foco/ ):
Friday, October 1st – “After all, what is sustainability?”
Saturday, October 2 – “Ecosystem Restoration”
Sunday October 3rd – “DIY – Do It Yourself”
Monday, October 4th – “Social and Environmental Justice”
Just like last year, this year we will also end the Festival with a market of meetings and exchanges on October 5th, with the presence of alternative products, fair trade and environmentally sustainable traders, and, above all, organizations, promoters or not of an event, to interact with the public.
Festival Umundu Lx 2020 - Mercad'Umundu
Despite all the volunteer work, the good will and collaboration of local entities and initiatives, there are costs that cannot be avoided. Even with some financial reserves from last year, when the execution turned out to be lower than expected due to program changes in the context of the covid-19 pandemic, we anticipate the following expenses to make Umundu Lx 2021 a reality:
Programming (including movie rights) €1300
Event support material €450
Promotion and marketing 600 €
Servers, website and Internet tools €950
Administrative expenses €200
Office supplies €200
Crowdfunding expenses PPL €415
With your contribution, it will be possible to experience the Umundu Lx 2021 Festival and continue this journey towards sustainable transformation!
Thank you very much!!
Festival Umundu Lx 2020 - Mãos à Terra