Living, making, together

We’re currently planning a new series, five gatherings exploring ideas around livelihood, how we relate to each other and other beings on this planet, and forms of self-organisation. They will start on Monday June 20 and go for 5 weeks (27 June, 4, 11 & 18 July)

We will take bites off these books as starting points for the discussions:

  • Week 1 – Kyohei Sakaguchi: Build Your Own Independent Nation (Chapter 3: Trade by Expression, with Attitude Your Currency, download here) Optional homework: bring an example of attitude economy from your daily life to share next week.
  • Week 2 – Charles Eisenstein: Sacred Economics, Introduction. (Optional text from the same author: Disruption, from The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible)
  • Week 3 – David Abram: Becoming Animal http://wildethics.org/essay/key-quotes-from-becoming-animal-an-earthly-cosmology/ (download the full text in epub here, or pdf here)
  • Week 4 – Discussion on stories and threads across the previous three readings and Charles Eisenstein: Disruption, from The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Note: one-offspecial location at WG building, AUT, meet 6pm at NewsFeed Cafe)
  • Week 5 – Tim Ingold: Making, Chapter 7: Bodies on the Run (download a pdf here)
    George Monbiot: Rewilding, Chapter 2: The Wild Hunt (download the chapter in pdf here, or the whole book in epub here)

The discussions will take place in RM’s lovely reading room on the first floor of 3 Samoa House Lane, Auckland. To get to it you have to go around the back via Beresford St, down Samoa House Lane and up one flight of stairs. All the sessions will start at 6:00 pm and run for an hour and a half.

The gatherings are open to anyone who wishes to participate and we encourage you to forward this invitation to your networks. We will be reading, discussing and experiencing specific sections each week, and experimenting how we can use them in our daily lives. The group is facilitated by Xin Cheng [xin at makeshifting.net] who will be learning alongside and with everyone who participates.

Xin Cheng would like to acknowledge the support from New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme (NZJEP) for the “research and doing” tour in Japan, which enabled the encounter with Sakaguchi’s text.

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