We notice something percolating. Have you felt it in yourself? A rising sense that there's so much more richness and depth to this life than we are told? Are you feeling the underpinnings of discontent, fear, uncertainty, imbalance, and apathy that have become pandemic in these times of great transition? Are you hungry to fulfill the potential that you know is waiting for you?
This Book - this Movement - is arriving as a trail-marker for you on the path. Sharing tools and resources in order to foster personal empowerment to engage direct action at local levels which builds community resilience. Strong communities participating in global solutions inspire innovation.
We share one home. Together we can ensure that it's built to Thrive.
So what is ReInhabiting the Village?
My name is Jamaica and I am the Creator of Tribal Convergence Network and Author/Curator for the "ReInhabiting the Village: Co-Creating Our Future" Project.
After years of building a network of allies through festivals, leadership summits, collaborative projects, and community development there exists a rich body of materials, models, best practices, approaches, and templates to holistic living and community vitality. This information has been documented, practiced and now is ready to be shared to support other communities to flourish from the experience and insight of our contributing authors.
SO.... WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT?
The book and online resource directory are essentially a LIVING LIBRARY of information and resources about projects, organizations, and people who are working every day for a healthy people and a healthy planet.
*Online Resource Directory
Allowing the voices of over 40 professionals and experts in their fields to speak for themselves, we offer this knowledge and these tools to help you co-create the future of your dreams. When we reinhabit the village, we remember what it means to Live Well.
Contributing Authors include Artists, Economists, Permaculture Experts, Facilitators, Educators, Visionaries, Natural Builders, Event Producers, Healers, Indigenous Elders and Thought Leaders, Ecologists, Technology Developers and Community Organizers through this project.
Themes of the book include topics such as;
- The Heart of Community
- Building Regional Resilience
- Inhabiting the Urban Village
- Community Land Stewardship/EcoVillages
- Holistic Festival Production
- Technology and Media
- Art and Culture
- Living Economy
- Project Management and Governance Models
Phase one CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR'S include;
Phase one VISIONARY ARTISTS include;
Autumn Skye, Jessica Pearlstein, Raul Castillas, Krystaleyez, Mark Henson, David Heskins, Darren Minke, and more!
Network Allies Include;
Risks and challenges
This body of work is paradigm shifting, highlighting schools of thought and ways of living that may be new or innovative to some. One challenge is how to invite and inspire people to open to the message of the project and find the pieces that are relatable to them.
Knowing this, we are working to create language that is universal, principles that can be applied across scales of socio-ecomomic or cultural differences, and creating a format that is simple and includes features and highlights that are useful to a diverse audience.
Another challenge is that we have many contributors. This is a community project featuring many voices and a project team who are all collaborating. This means many moving parts that need to be woven together well for the cohesion of the project. By choosing a team who each have many skill sets and a wide variety of experiences, we are practicing the collaborative principles of the book by working as a strong team to mutually uphold the deliverables of the project. We also have simplified the format of the book itself and will be allowing the online platform to continue building the movement and message of this project without everything having to fit inside of one book.
Due to the inclusive nature of contributing authors, this is a project that will take some time to compile, edit, and complete. We have set a launch and fulfillment date for Spring of 2015 to give the project time to be completed well.
Another challenge is that this is a multi-tiered or "transmedia" project that has several inter-connected deliverables. This is an innovative approach in itself and requires our team to create continuity through out the platforms, even as different people are working on different parts. What I love about this challenge is that it is modeling the pathway FOR community projects- our team is answering the question "How do you do a project like this?" and together we are finding solutions that we are sharing IN the book -- allowing it be a tool for other projects and communities to learn from.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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