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Feb 17 2021


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm





Cohousing Ecologies – Part 2

A forum (Part 1) and workshop (Part 2) exploring what, and how, residential communities can share, and do, from design to operation.

It’s hard to do it all alone. Individual responsibility and collective inertia limit our potential. But at a collective level we can design houses, communities, and lifestyles, that are rich and fulfilling, and good for the planet. Through housing collaboration residents are instrumental in designing places and processes that achieve sustainability but share the load. From microgrids to productive gardens, pandemic support group to bushfire preparedness, we will explore what we can do better together.

The Part 2 event invites back the speakers and guests for round table conversations where participants can go deeper on these topics and share our collective wisdom and passion for this work.

The session will commence with international short film A Message From the Future of Paradise by Allen Myers.

“In 2018, the historic Camp Fire destroyed the town Paradise and killed 85 people. In its wake, the community gathered to talk about their values and enact them in the rebuilding. Their vision ensured housing and employment for the survivors, and an economy and community that are resilient in disaster.”

The workshop will expand on the previous sessions dialogue and share our thoughts on the film, the pandemic, and the climate emergency and explore the following questions:
Bush fires, pandemics, and other acute and chronic disasters, and our current inadequate responses are the result of system-wide failure. What would system-wide health look like? What is possible now?

Select a breakout room:
David Holmgren + WinC + Anitra Nelson
THEME: designing resilient landscapes

Daryl Taylor
THEME: Bushfire preparedness and recovery

Cate Grant @ Murundaka (+ Giselle Wilkinson)
THEME: Community in the pandemic

Narara Ecovillage
THEME: From Macro movements to Mircogrids

Michelle Maloney (NENA & AELA)
THEME: Protecting sacred space from sprawl

Register in advance for this meeting. Register here

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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