Launch myvillages.org Heiligendorf, Lower Saxony (Ger) May 2003
myvillages.org was launched after a couple of years discussing and sorting our joint interest in the village as a place for our and other's cultural production.
In 2003 myvillages.org was registered as an International Stichting in Rotterdam.
Gudrun und Paul Schiffers
In 2003 Antje’s hometown Heiligendorf celebrated it’s 850th anniversary. We used this occasion to launch myvillages.org. We served Frankonian sausage and schnapps and Frisian cheese which later became a custom on myvillages.org events.
Antje continued a project she had started in 2000: bartering paintings she made of local farmers’ homesteads in exchange for videos about agriculture the farmers made for her. We did a screening of the collected videos in a barn (see Antje's blog and I like being a farmer and I would like to stay one 2007 - 2009 for further information).