Join us for this leading edge five part series of events
Explore how to strengthen your capacity for peace building through new economic models that create systemic change.
About the series
All around the world, business, sharing and social value are coming together in new and exciting ways that break the mould of traditional economics. Examples of this include cooperatives, the Transition Towns movement, and new non-hierachical ways of organising.
Rooted in social and environmental justice, these new tools and practices foster coopeation and resilience. They are gradually changing the world!
We will explore these models from the perspective of peace, and bring practitioners of the sharing economy together with community builders in a lively learning experience.
We will be asking:
What are these new tools and practices?
How do they impact on relationships and social cohesion?
How can you apply these ideas to your own work?
This series of practical and participatory events will focus on five interconnected themes: participatory economics, not-for-profit/social enterprise models, re-inventing organisations, alternative finance and the co-operative and commons movement.
What will you get out of this series?
- Learn from leading practioners and case studies
You will hear from the direct experience of a leading practioner, who will present a case study focusing on the impact, success and challenges of implementing the model.
- Explore how learning can be applied in your own work
You will have the opportunity to think about how the models and practices presented can be applied in your own personal context and work.
- Engage in a community case study
We will apply our new insights to a live project or initiative from the audience in order to deepen understanding and learning.
- Participate in a vibrant community of practice
Experience a participatory and fun learning community where you will build new relationships through experimenting with needs and offers 'gift circles' and games to systems thinking.
We invite you to get involved whether you are working in the field of community building, peace making, new economics, systems change or other! Be a part of a vibrant community of practioners who can share experiences and support each other to shape their social action in more powerful and systemic ways to promote long term change.
Facilitators: Amrita Bhohi & Justine Huxley
Schedule of events and booking information
We will give priority to those who register for the whole series of five events.
We are seeking to create a community of practice around this series, and our hope is that a core group of people will emerge who would like to join us in an immersive enquiry; building up on the themes, practices and tools explored over the four months.
Please click the 'book a place now' button at the top of this page to sign up for all five events.
To sign up for an individual event, click on the 'more info' link under each event below.
This series of events is offered on a gift economy basis. We invite you to register with a £1 token donation. At the event we will make available the costs to us of producing the series, and you'll be invited to gift again whatever amount feels appropriate to you.
For more information and to book a place for any single event, follow the links below.
Stop consuming, start participating!
Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
How are local, community driven responses to economic, social and environmental problems creating a new economy? How can we transition from competition to cooperation? What can we learn about peace from a systemic perspective?
With Rob Hopkins (Transition Towns)
The not-for-profit revolution
Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2015
How are new models of enterprise impacting the not-for-profit world? How can social enterprise generate peace?
With Jen Hinton (Post-Growth Institute) and Duncan Law (Transition Town Brixton)
Re-invent your organisation!
Date: Wednesday 13th January 2016
What does a flexible, harmonius and organic organisation look like? How can we create cultures that make work productive, fulfilling and meaningful? How can our organisations mirror the values we want to see in the world? This event is inspired by the ground breaking book by Frederic Laloux, 'Re-inventing Organisations'.
With George Por (Future Considerations)
Money, what else is there?
Date: Wednesday 17th February 2016
How can alternative finance and exchange build community, prosperity and equality? What are the possibilities for alternative models that are more ethical and responsible? Can money be channelled in a different way to serve the real needs of society?
With Brett Scott (The Heretics Guide to Global Finance)
Is shared ownership the answer?
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2016
How are the commons and cooperative movements coming together in exciting new ways? Why is the question of owndership so important at this time? How can shared ownership over our resources and organisations build peace?