Jul 14, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location: Lancaster, UK
  • Latest Activity: on Thursday

If you're based in or around Lancaster, UK, you are invited to join us for a day of Community Dialogue for Deep Adaptation, co-hosted by Professor Bendell and Katie Carr, in which we will join together to explore emergent questions. The space will be gently facilitated using ‘Open Space Technology’, an approach which enables a collaborative agenda to emerge based upon questions that are live and relevant to participants’ contexts. The day will also include a Q&A session with Jem.

This event is for you if you:
- Are you concerned about rapid climate change, and its threat to the future of our societies – and even our species?

- Are you starting to integrate your awareness of likely near-term collapse into your personal, professional and political life?

- Are you living in or around Lancaster, and want to connect with others in compassionate creative dialogue around ways to ‘deeply adapt’ in the face of such disruption?

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  • Compared to, say, Ho Chi Minh City,  I'd say that Bristol is pretty local to Lancaster no? Maybe I'm pushing it a bit...

    • Hi Fred - your'e very welcome to attend!  The majority of the people who will be joining us will be participating with the intention of connecting with others in their locality, to explore specific issues and solutions for deep adaptation locally.  But if you're interesting in joiningin order to learn - about what others are thinking/feeling/doing in response to the climate crisis, or to experience the Open Space process, you're very welcome.



  • Have put this out to my "Three Principles" colleagues in Lake District and elsewhere in England. They are very groovy!


    • Thanks Ami.  I've heard of the 3 Ps, and some of my close friends have been involved locally too - hope some of them will be able to join us!



  • I hope that Kendal counts as "around Lancaster".

    Very much looking forward to this as I really need some support from like minded people right now; my work for an environmental charity is throwing up a lot of mental challenges around climate change for me at the moment.

    • Hi Kate, yes you're very welcome. Hope to see you there.

  • I'm not local to Lancaster but would like to come to this anyway to see an example of how a day of community dialogue on DA might look - I'm thinking of running something similar in Oxford. Hope that's ok.

    • Sorry Emma, I only just saw your post. Yes, you are very welcome!

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