Portsmouth to Get Its Own Liberty Meet-Up Space
PORTSMOUTH - On July 25th, Mike Vine, co-organizer of the Free State Project's PorcFest X, announced on Facebook that the Freecoast is getting its first liberty space this fall, expected to open Sept 1. I spoke with Vine about the new venue, dubbed the Praxeum.
SLN: Who's behind this venture?
Vine: A few partners, all in the Freecoast liberty community, put up the financing to get it rolling. We have a lot of space and hope to make it financially sustainable long term. For now, the partners view it as a combination space for us to do our projects and as a way to give back to the liberty community.
SLN: What's your vision for the venue?
Vine: My vision is to have a flexible use space for liberty-oriented people. It can serve as a co-working space for freelancers. It can be a classroom... a space for private events... a hangout for the local liberty community.
As a voluntarist, I'm driven to see that our development of the movement includes building institutions. We have distinct values that set us apart from the mainstream. Working at another local co-working space helped crystalize for me how much we need to have our own things, our own spaces.
SLN: How will people gain access to the Praxeum?
Vine: All members who pay a monthly fee will have access and can come and go as they like. Everyone else is welcome to come and hang out and contribute where they can. We've already had a number of people volunteer to donate furniture and help out in various ways. The community is behind it.
There may be a second level of membership for "pro" members. If you want to have a permanent desk, a bit of the area reserved to do certain kinds of projects, you could pay a higher monthly fee for that.
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