For English click on the tab ENGLISH

東京アーバンパーマカルチャー(TUP)の世界へようこそ!

このブログでは僕のワークショップ(WS)やイベントの告知をしています。
WSの最新情報や活動の近状に興味ある方はメーリングリストに入ってください。
右の欄にメールアドレスが書かれています。

東京からサステナブル(持続可能な/共生的)社会を育むための実験と実践を行っています。
世界の最新情報やスキル(技術)を学び、
それを体感型のワークショップで日本に紹介しています。
パーマカルチャー、非暴力コミュニケーション(NVC)、禅(マインドフルネス)、
システム思考、ユースのエンパワーメントなどが活動の軸です。
活動仲間や企画者を常に募集しています。
よろしくお願いします。

次世代のためにも、一緒に平和で希望のもてる社会を創作していきましょう!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FEB 2017 Workshops in Australia 今月オーストラリアでWS!!!



FEB 16 UPDATE -  Cecilia's FB page and Melbourne event has been updated!!!

THIS MONTH - I will be doing workshops in Australia

オーストラリアでワークショップ/プレゼンするよ〜
(英語で)

We are still finalizing the details but here is what I have so far

2/18 Day event with Cecilia Macaulay in Southern Highlands
(Cecilia Macaulay and Annabel Brown from Southern Highlands Steiner School is organizing this event)
Details will be posted on Cecilia's Facebook ← updated!

2/20 Evening event with Cecilia Macaulay in Sydney 
Details will be posted on Cecilia's Facebook  ← updated!

2/22 Evening event in Seymore on Permaculture based Social Change Projects around the world
(Richard Telford from Abdullah House is organizing it for me)

Facebook Event Info Here


2/25 Event in Melbourne topic and venue to be decided
(I think Richard Telford, and Adrian from Permablitz Melbourne is organizing this)

Facebook Event Info Here ← updated!
or on Melbourne Permabliz ← updated!
Thank you to everyone helping me!

**************

BELOW ARE THE TOPICS I NORMALLY OFFER IN JAPAN
(What I initially sent to Richard and Cecilia)

*I'm quite flexible so I can mix and match, redesign, cater, whatever seems most exciting for the space. I can make things shorter too, but I like to go deep and often that requires time. All I really need is people and place and the rest we can make with onsite resources!

My journey with permaculture and inspiring permaculture stories from the West Coast 2~3 hour presentation

This is my story of exploring the world of "peace" and "sustainability". From the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to living in the jungle of Costa Rica with no running water or electricity, to my visits to various amazing permaculture communities. My story focuses more on people and relationships (social permaculture), social change and empowerment, rather than food production. I end with how I am cultivating the cultural soil to plant radical practices of peace and ecology through my project called Tokyo Urban Permaculture.
The permaculture and social change projects I focus on are
Both show case not just food systems but thriving communities that are impacting the larger society. The Bullocks is a rural example where 12 interns are trained each year to learn any skill they want and experiment with designing culture/community. City Repair is an urban example of residents reclaiming public space and illegally taking over a intersection, creating a beautiful mandala painting, earthen benches, kids playhouse, free tea station, etc. Eventually the persuaded the city government that it was for the public good, and  their illegal action has been legalize (they call it legal innovation). Now the city actively promotes this behavior and City Repair has pioneered urban ecological design and community renewal.
Powerpoint Presentation with beautiful pictures

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) 2~3 hour workshop or whole day
This is an experiential workshop on how to interact with each other and yourself in a way that aims to nourishe everyone. How do we communicate in our full authenticity while holding others with loving care? How do we shift from a power-over paradigm to a power-with paradigm, where all life matters equally? Why do we get stuck in conflict, and how can we navigate beyond it? We will explore these questions through powerful interactive practices.
By changing our worldview and connecting with needs (rather than our judgements), we will be able to engage with conflict, whether in our family, work, or in social change work, comfortably and compassionately.

Below is an add for a whole day NVC and systems thinking workshop
http://livingpermaculture.blogspot.sg/2015/11/dec-4-2015-kai-sawyer-on-nonviolent.html

Zen and living mindfully
This is a workshop where we will experience mindfulness by just practicing what we do everyday with mindfulness. We will do mindful walking, mindful eating, mindful resting, mindful sharing, and most importantly mindful breathing. It will be a time to just be, experience the miracle of being alive, and be present with reality rather than our thoughts. Simple and effective practices that you can do anytime anywhere. Inspired by the teachings of zen master Thich Naht Hanh and the daily practice at Plum Village. Let us enjoy slowing down, being present, and feeling refreshed.

Adventures in the world of the Gift Economy 2 ~ 3 hour presentation/workshop
An overview of what the gift economy is, how it is at the foundation of how our world works. From understanding that our earth is a gift ecology, to various forms of gift economies that we are already participating in, we will explore the gift economy through exciting examples and inspiring stories (e.g. our birth, open source, Burning Man, Karma Kitchen, Vinoba Bhave). I will share how I started to consciously participate in the gift economy, shift my life from worrying about making money to living in service, and living in a world of pricelessness. There will be an experiential activity to have a taste of what it feels like to live the gift.
I have offered almost all of my workshops on a donation basis (no suggested price) since 2011, and live a most amazing life. I live on donations from thousands of people, and I live in a world of interdependence where trust and care flow naturally. I make less decisions based on fear and feel more free and alive. This is an invitation to live a more hopeful, more free, and more fulfilling life.

Systems Thinking through Games 1.5 ~ 2 hour workshop
This is a workshop based on the book The Systems Thinking Playbook by Sweeny and Meadows. We will all become a part of a system, experience what happens, observe and discuss how it relates to our world. Why is it so hard to make changes even if we know there is a problem? Where are the leverage points for change? By using games we can have fun, better understand how systems work, and see how we can make effective interventions.


I can talk about how I made the Urban Permaculture Guide book starting with no money and no desire to write it myself. Over 15 people, many professionals, willingly volunteered to make the book and through crowdfunding, we made an amazing glorified zine that is in its 4th printing. The bookmaking process itself was an experiment in social permaculture by using onsite resources and designing beneficial relationships. The book is a synthesis of cultural regeneration for a more sustainable Tokyo and Japan. More info here: Urban Permaculture Guidebook (crowdsourced crowdfunded zine)

Peace and Permaculture DOJO
The Urban Permaculture Guide was both an experiment in social permaculture and the gift economy, as well as developing the cultural soil for the Peace and Permaculture Dojo (PPD). The PPD is another experiment in dynamic social design, where my main role is to set favorable conditions for a human guild to thrive. We just finished crowdfunding about $63,000 USD to fix the old farmhouse. More info here: Peace and Permaculture DOJO

*************************************
MY BIO
*sorry I'm not so good with English bios, so feel free to edit

BIO for NELIS
Kai is a nonviolence activist or 共生革命家 in Japanese. Born in Tokyo, raised in rural Japan (Minami Uonuma), Hawaii, Osaka, California, and the jungle of Costa Rica. He considers the earth his home.

After the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks in the USA and subsequent US invasions, Kai began to engage with issues of war, structural violence, intergenerational justice, agroecology and sustainability, while attending the University of California Santa Cruz. He became the co-chair for the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP), a radical educational experiment that collaborated with world-class sustainability leaders such as Vandana Shiva, Satish Kumar, and Frances Moore Lappe. ESLP facilitated institutional change through student empowerment and participatory action research.

He founded Tokyo Urban Permaculture as an experiment to fundamentally transform the culture and politics of Tokyo, after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in 2011. He teaches permaculture, nonviolent communication, mindfulness, systems thinking, social change and about the gift economy (gift ecology) around the world. Currently, he is training youth activists in Japan on nonviolence, and is developing a “Peace and Permaculture Dojo” to train the next generation of change makers in Japan.

He is passionate about life, gardening, and alleviating suffering of all beings.



No comments:

Post a Comment