LEARNING MISSION:

is the acquisition of new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. Evidence that learning has occurred may be seen in changes in behavior from simple to complex.

We participate in community development through art and design. Using ancestral wisdom and future vision we develop approaches for communal living which spiral our ecosystems away from the violent cycles of spiritual, racial, gender, environmental and economic oppressions that grip us.

We view safety, creative practice and rest as necessities that our living organisation/organism requires.

When we state our mission, we typically point towards our commitment to learning, because we view how we work, accepting change and process, to be as important as what we aim to do. 

Our values make us accountable for our full selves, thought, word, action and energy. We recognize our collective responses to social conditions, through practices and forms that interest us, may change our direction, our timelines, but never the trajectory of liberation.


PRAXIS: 

is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. "Praxis" may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practising ideas.

We engage in conversation/dialogue which centers what's important to both the individual and the communities which we belong to.

We embrace curiosity that creates opportunities to think differently about the mission, values and history upon which y/our community builds it's future. 

We think that multidisciplinary creative practice, supports community members in making meaning of their lived experiences.

We trust in the act of iteration, we test theories, experiment with skills and present work consistently as a way to express our commitment to sharing a safe, healthy, joyful, complex life with other beings. 


Projects

 

Fashioned in the tradition of the People’s Assembly, these events focus on building consensus within, and centering voices of frontline communities in the conversation about building new and emergent cities from the inside out.

Using mindfulness technologies and deep self reflection, these workshops allow individuals to acknowledge personal value and create their roles in community at every level (family, romantic, local, global).

 
 
 

We are active, founding members of Soil Generation, a Black and Brown-led coalition of activist gardeners, farmers and individuals. SG works to ensure people of color in Philadelphia regain long-term, community control of land and food.

Our fellows travel individually, and often as a collective to connect with our kindred communities across the world. We experience the intimacy of this connection as a way see our strengths and challenges reflected in people and geography.

 

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