ReFOCUS Media Labs and Starfish Foundation are proudly partnering with Shared_Studios to bring their international network of Portals to the island and OpenSpace. With over 40 Portals worldwide and more being added each month, this unique network connects people around the globe in real time as if they are in the room together. The first Portal connection simply helped people in New York City connect with counterparts in Tehran to talk about how their day could be better, but it has since expanded into a world-renowned modern tool for cultural connection, education and creation. Lesvos is uniquely positioned at the centre of the entire Portals global Network, so connections to existing Portals around the world are possible all day long, making OpenSpace a true crossroads to meet, learn, teach and create and develop a local and global community. EVERYONE on Lesvos is invited and encouraged to help us develop this dynamic global community. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to pitch an idea for a connection or to schedule a session. OpenSpace is a collaborative working space hosted by Starfish where all organizations on Lesvos, both large and small, can utilize for all their organizational needs. OpenSpace is perfectly located in the heart of Mytilene just off Ermou (4 Tirteou) and perfect for seminars, presentations, meetings, web conferences, workshops and recurring classes. Fully equipped with wifi and dedicated internet connections, office tools (printers, scanners, projector, lockers) as well as coffee and tea machines and refrigerator, OpenSpace is well-suited for anyone in need of a home base in port. Smaller organizations as well as individuals can benefit by using OpenSpace for their office needs, on both a daily or long-term basis. With lots of potential for activities, OpenSpace is a place where everyone is welcome to work, connect and collaborate. We support all organizations and businesses, provide skills and tools for all, collaborate on cross-program projects and serve as a central information point for all things unfolding on Lesvos.