The vision of the regenerating mill
As a center of civic culture , the mill will be open to a variety of creative, productive and value-based activities. Seven different aspects or horizons of activity can be characterized, each of which has a different focus in the mill in terms of location. The different horizons intertwine, support each other and violate each other, and yet they can be characterized as follows: social-community, cultural-artistic, technological-productive, economic, educational-research, ecological, hospitable. Weaving them together, the mill will form a comprehensive work of social art, a connection of place and activity, affecting the environment in all seven of these aspects:
Community-social. A place that serves the needs of the kibbutz residents; Who invites residents from outside and creates a connection with them; As a place that serves initiatives of a communal, civic and social nature. A place that can serve as a home for the joint activities of Jews and Bedouin residents of the area. Focus on the mill: the first two floors as well as the office ("bureau"), which currently only has the required safety certificates and in which everything that is specified takes place.
The artistic-cultural. First as an architectural work of interior design for a place with a unique and inspiring quality. The stay itself in the mill is a cultural-artistic experience. Second, the mill and its activities are seen as a comprehensive work of social art. From this inspiration, the space as a whole and as a whole invites a varied musical, performative and plastic activity. Shows, installations, exhibitions and events win a unique and empowering cultural space. More specifically, on the second floor is the "Magalcha" - a community rehearsal space for musicians, and in the red space (the packaging factory) a hall will be built dedicated to the development of new horizons in musical-theater.
The technological-manufacturers. The place, originally built for productive use, will house contemporary technological activity, which is an important part of our world. The types of activities will be determined based on their potential added value and ability to be in dialogue with education, art, agriculture and the promotion of the surrounding society. A micro-workshop with a community-oriented orientation will be established at the site, and later on, technological projects will be entered that will suit the character and vision of the place.
Entrepreneur-business. As a place that needs to exist in a sustainable way and yield a return to the kibbutz. Whether in direct rental of spaces, regularly or for events, depending on the vision of the place. A cooperative cafe / bar. Center for Business-Social Entrepreneurship (third floor). As a place of research and experience in alternative economies. An important principle in the economic perception of the place is that it is a lighthouse that has the power to position its surroundings and as a result contribute a lot to the other businesses in the kibbutz as well.
Educational-research. As a place for educational, pedagogical or research activities. As a place for schools, workshops, classes and retreats. As noted above, a social business training program. The "I Chose" curriculum.
The ecological. The mill as an ecosystem that integrates with animals and plants and benefits ecologically with its environment. Roof garden; In the foyer, a permaculture center for gardening and sustainable plots will be established. Support for micro-agricultural initiatives in the area around the mill.
The hospitality. As a place to host groups that participate in the mill's activities, as well as an economic source of income. Location: The silos. One silo - sauna and baths. In the upper silo - residences of artists and entrepreneurs, both for the benefit of individual empowerment of creators and for the benefit of projects that benefit the environment, the residents and the mill.