A Social Experiment - Remove the Fences, Take off the Doors, Develop Trust, Don't live in Fear
Digger Street was a living social experiment in working out ways to live outside the traditional urban/consumerist model.
It does ask some serious questions and so far it has come up with some pretty good answers.
Digger Street like all Burner projects asks the same of each participant. PARTICIPATE!
Engage in the communal processes of those who have lived here before while actively be involved in developing new ways to provide food, pay bills, use technology in a way not achievable in the Single Unit Househould.
This group approach allows each of us the greater privilege of having more time to pursue what is really important to one's personal self whether it be arts, environment or community building.
Participants see how the experiment can exist outside Burnign Man in urban spaces
Some terms that might apply to Digger Street, New Urban, Co-Hosting, Intentional Community, Artist in Residence and yes that old perennial Commune.
Digger street WAS an Urban Arts Community based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia. There are now no more houses on Digger Street so we decided it was time to move on from the Digger concept. We had learn't what we needed to learn and most gains now were of small incremental in nature.
That it would be good to nextgen the projects and break it up into two Sheridan Street projects.
T-House - 343 Sheridan Street North Cairns (Experiential learning Space)
A Tropical Community Garden - 344 Sheridan Street North Cairns (Permaculture Garden)
We have left this Digger Street website here as a tribute site to all those that got involved in Digger Street so we can reference it when we need to. We have left the manuals and features of the site as they were so you could see iteration 4 (The House Project) . The project continues at T-House (iteration 5)