What experience of yours do you bring to this lab? [mind]
I have been working on the unMonastery project for 4 years, trying to reimagine monastic life in the 21st century, and I collaborate with different groups whose focus is to connect city dwellers and depopulating rural communities in order to experiment with simpler, more sustainable, more communal ways of living. I firmly believe that we must radically rethink the way we live, and creating interesting new co-living co-working spaces that serve diverse communities allows playful, free exploration of the different possibilities.
What excites you about this lab? [heart]
The other participants – the diverse backgrounds, experiences and motivations that, combined, can lead to new discoveries – and the possibility to work and play together. In my experience, each person and initiative struggles with lack of resources, but if combined, all resources are available across different communities, we just need to find each other.
What do you expect to happen as a result of this lab? [will]
I fully expect us to come up with ideas that grow into practical projects ready to be prototyped. This summer’s weather finally is raising the alarm across the general population, in spite of the deep lethargy that generally surrounds climate change issues – it is the best moment to find new practical propositions.