Sat, 22 May | Avebury House

Invisible Structures

The networks that form the social & cultural fabric that shapes our lives, our communities and the social design & community development. This covers economic, education, governance and decision-making processes for healthy & resilient projects, people & places.
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 Invisible Structures

Time & Location

22 May, 8:45 pm – 23 May, 3:00 pm
Avebury House , 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue, Richmond, Christchurch 8013

About the Event


9:00 -  9:30 Introduction to Invisable Structures - Lillee Star

9:30 - 11:30  Introduction to Non-Violent-Communication - Meagan Rutherford

12:30 - 14:30 Permaculture Economics - Gen de Spa

Give a overview economics and the drivers that control the steam that we have

Overview of permaculture economics can be design to counter those effects

A real life workshop session on a place in canterbury that could move into regenerative economics to have a positive impact on the environment

15:00 - 16:30   Formation of Ownership & Access to Resources - Robina McCurdy

Thinking outside main paradigm . How to identifying and utilise appropriate resources. Knowing about a range of models to obtain access to land.



 9:00 - 11:00   Effective Collaboration, Time & Goal Setting, and Goverance & Decision Making - Lillee Star

Overview of group dynamics, cover tips and tools for effective group work. 

Activity to review time management and achieving goals

Puus, exposure to a range of governance methods, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. 

Practicing using the colour of empowerment, discussion and decision-making processes. 

Introduction to Belbin Roles of how we operate in a group, for high effective team building

11:30 - 13:30   Eco- Community & Village Design - Robina McCurdy

To become familiar with the PP standing behind the design for human settlement, especially the complexity of multiple zones and their overlap.

To have exposure to a range of ecovillages and co-housing and intentional communities around the world (powerpoint) and their particular strength and features.

Learn the typical steps and stages, from pioneering a land-based community through to establishment phase.

14:00 - 15:30    How to design Social Systems - Robina McCurdy & Lillee Star

Understanding of what social design and how to apply the permaculture principles to social design

Understand the relationship between physical landscape design and social design

And to have a taste of some different tools to use for social design

Networking & Education, Processes for Resilient & Vibrant Communities

  • Full Wkd Module 7
  • Saturday Only
  • Sunday Only

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