DAF's online Open Space Gathering with the theme
Honoring and bridging cultures and languages in the Deep Adaptation Forum
You’re invited to a DAF global conversation (in Open Space Technology format) focusing on this theme and around these questions:
- What does culture mean to you in the context of Deep Adaptation?
- What can different cultural perspectives tell us about the four R’s (Resilience, Relinquishing, Restoration, Reconciliation)?
- How does the DA Agenda ‘translate’ into other cultures (languages, contexts, any other definitions of culture)?
- How can DAF bridge literate, digital and oral cultures to connect people?
- How do we honor cultures other than our own, and become better able to see/hear people when their experience is different from ours?
- How can people in different language communities supporting Deep Adaptation cross-pollinate and broaden the impact of DA-related resources?
- What can Deep Adaptation and DAF learn from people in cultures that are already experiencing collapse and are engaged in adaptation?
- What can we deliberately keep doing or start doing to help DAF become more multicultural?
While we invite a focus on the theme and these questions, any topics are welcome in this Open Space event.
This conversation is organized by volunteers in the Deep Adaptation Forum. Our shared purpose is embodying and enabling loving responses to our predicament. DAF is an international space to connect people (online and in person) to foster mutual support, collaboration and professional development in the face of climate disruption and likely, inevitable or already unfolding economic and societal collapse.
English is not your native language? You are invited to set up discussion points in your preferred language and self-organise within the Open Space Technology framework we will create and hold.
Participation is free. We invite you to donate to support the people and platforms that help build awareness, support our affinity groups and volunteers, enable online and also in-person community (when again possible to do so). You can give regular or one-off donations here.
Who’s invited? Everyone who cares to engage in this discussion
When does it happen? Saturday, 27 March 2021 [Please note that some regions will be in Daylight Savings Time / Summer Time and others will not. For example, US participants will start an hour later than for previous Open Space events.]
-- join one of the sessions or both:
- from 8 to 12 UTC (Africa / Europe / Australasia overlap), see start time in your time zone
- from 16 to 20 UTC (Americas / Africa / Europe overlap), see start time in your time zone
REGISTER HERE and you will receive details for participating.
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Please note that to enable participation from different time zones around the globe this event has two 4-hour sessions, with a 4-hour pause between the two. The first session starts at 8:00 UTC (Africa / Europe / Australasia overlap) and the second session starts at 16:00 UTC (Americas / Africa / Europe overlap).
You are welcome to join either or both sessions, but please make sure you join on time for a session start, introductions and agenda co-creation during the first hour of a session.