5.30 for 6pm, Monday 29 October 2018
At Pegasus Arms
4 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central
DEEP LISTENING (2015) The Secret of Living in Community
Runtime: 71 min
In a culture where individuals have come to feel increasingly isolated, how do we make deep connections with the land, with ourselves and with each other? How do we resolve conflict and make difficult decisions? Inspired by Aboriginal wisdom and with a beautiful backdrop of Australian landscape, Deep Listening learns what makes communities work and shows the path to a more harmonious way of being.
KOHA to cover purchase of the film.
Drinks & bar food will be available for purchase. Call 366 0600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for dinner reservation following the meeting.
Feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone else you think may be interested. Look forward to seeing you there.
Quietly honouring the rich diversity of the Australian landscape and featuring alternative-lifestyle pioneers such as David Holmgren, Carol Perry and John Seed, Deep Listening presents an insightful exploration of intentional communities across Australia from the Aquarius Festival to the present day. Many of their ways of building community and making decisions resonate with the Aboriginal way of dadirri – a form of respectful connection to self, to the land and to each other. Welsh film maker Helen iles creates a compelling account of a country with a story to tell.
Following a short AMG we will have architect Julie Villard speak to us about what she is passionate about. She grew up in France and will discuss the huge difference between warm and health homes in France as compared to standard housing in New Zealand.
She will also tell us about building her eco-friendly home here in New Zealand, and how she imported the CLT panels from Austria as the NZ suppliers let her down at the last minute.
There will be a number of roles up for grabs on the Core Team for the Viva Project, including a co-convenor role! You are cordially invited to join the team and contribute to the Viva and wider Christchurch communities.
Don’t hesitate to call either Jane (0274 592 371) or Jürg (021 633 130) for more information.
Kristina Hill – Floating options: Creative adaptation in cities
Thursday 20 July 2017, 6:00 – 7.30pm The Piano, 156 Armagh Street
Doors, bar and coat check open from 5:00pm
Kristina Hill is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning and Urban Design at Berkeley.
Her current research focus is urban resilience in the changing global environment, particularly around climate change, sea level rise, and development to enhance a city’s ability to recover from disaster events.
Hill will discuss her recent work in the San Francisco Bay Area – a region that, like Christchurch, is challenged by a rising water table in a seismic zone.
She’ll share strategies for addressing these issues and describe recent engineering experiments used in geologic hazard areas in California.
How could Christchurch adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change? What new designs and responses might work for the red zone?