new func's cycle of Needs
new func MANIFESTO
Feel alive in every act;
in connection with self,
other and environment.
To gain esteem,
we subjugate ourselves
to a system removed
from what it means to be alive.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Perhaps to be alive is to be in tension. In tension between life and death; self and other; order(chaos)!! Terror//Pleasure. Belief. And. Bewilderment. As we slip further from these tensions, further from survival and uncertainty, we confine life within walls of increasing convenience and rationale. We detach from our environment and become the data-processing dead. To be alive we must find new ways of being; ever evolving means of meeting physiological needs which root us to the earth in excitement, connect one another in love, and allow us to transcend into being; inhabiting the tension, we feel alive.
new func is a space of play and experimentation. We question how we live and how to be alive.
new func is comprised of 3 elements;
Book Club: through new ways of communal reading we embody language and ideas, asking questions of our actions to develop our understanding together.
New Ways: a space of experimentation where creatives propose new ways of meeting needs which make us feel alive. We breathe, drink, eat, greet, walk, think, clean, sleep, and trade… in ways which plunge us into the wonderment of uncertainty, where we can truly connect and be.
Party: losing ourselves in music and dance, and finding new ways to reach ecstasy.
Manchester city centre, UK. (Various locations).
“The ultimate hidden truth about the world is that it is something that we make, and could just as easily make differently.” David Graeber, The Utopia of Rules