• Sep 25, 2021 from 7:00am to 7:00pm
  • Location: Zoom video conference
  • Latest Activity: Sep 26

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Each open space session will be 4 hours long. The first hour is a comprehensive introduction which includes setting the scene, tech troubleshooting and creating the AGENDA WALL. This hour is followed by three consecutive hours of conversation in breakout rooms (~40 minutes), a short break and revising the Agenda Wall to review options and decide what next.

The plan for this event is to be themeless, providing an open opportunity for any attendees to bring questions forward for discussion in the spirit of true open space. Some examples of conversations from previous events include:

  • Integrating / bridging the “being” and the “doing” of DA 
  • Setting up deep adaptation communities and / or centres 
  • Acknowledging and healing the multi-generational trauma of humankind 
  • Embodying Deep Adaptation in our personal lives (ethics, lifestyle, taking care of ourselves) + Tree of Life workshops as a regenerative practice 
  • What did you worry about before Deep Adaptation / climate change, and does it still worry you?
  • Community Building using regenerative strategies 
  • What is the overlapping edge between permaculture and deep adaptation? 

Please bring your creativity and curiosity and consider launching a conversation about what’s important to you.

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 set up monthly or give one-off donations here. 

Who’s invited? Everyone who cares to engage in this discussion 

When does it happen? Saturday, 25 September 2021-- join one of the sessions or both: 

REGISTER HERE and you will receive details for participating. 

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  • End of session 2 responses: AS A RESULT OF THIS GATHERING...
    • ...we know we can grieve with each other, and will make opportunities to do so.
    • ...I feel connected to the members of this group.
    • ...I have an improved sense of my own self-worth.
    • …I felt how DA gatherings help me to talk with my local community.
    • ...we are family!
    • ...I was glad to share DAF’s Statement of Non-violence after a very lively conversation (https://www.deepadaptation.info/about/governance/daf-non-violence-s...)
    • ...we seem to have connected on a deeper level.
    • ...I learned that online Open Space is spreading not only within DAF but also in other networks, beyond DAF.
    • ...I feel connected to everyone.  So nice.
    • ...was thrilled to be here and be part of what happened to emerge.
    • ...I am reinforced in the importance of the values of Compassion and Curiosity
    • ...I have found a community. We have furthered connection in a very disconnected world.
    • ...I learned about more a safe space to speak about my global grief.
    • ...gathering we learned with each other to respect and expand our views and feelings about future collapse.
    • …we made a link with essential in us, orientation for all of us.
    • ...I was reminded how valuable is Open Space, and of my gratitude to Nenad and the Open Space team.
    • ...I believe we are learning more and more how to adapt.
    • ...I have some new friends.
    • ...we might have enlarged some understandings and believe more in community
    • ...Thanks to the hosts of this open forum… my first, but not my last!
    • ...I feel more life and joy and love. I feel we shared the joy, pain, life and love embedded in our common circumstances.
    • …I met new people who understand DA.
    • …I see the breadth of understanding and struggle around anger and violence.
    • ...I met new people with whom I can share my thoughts
    • ...we connected, shared our views in a respectful way.
    DAF Non-violence Statement - Deep Adaptation Forum
    The Deep Adaptation Forum (DAF) is committed to non-violent means of seeking social and political change in a context of societal disruption and coll…
  • Here's what participants shared at the end of the first session: 

    • ...I feel more grounded in my imaginings about the future.
    • ...I have gained some valuable insight in how people very far away from me, unknow people think and feel about topics we all hold dear to our hearts.
    • ...I feel renewed gratitude and enthusiasm for the Deep Adaptation Forum and I feel like I have connected with some new people who I would love to spend more time exploring with.
    • ...I am strangely buoyed, but this will be brief, to be followed by deep reflection.
    • ...I feel encouraged to talk even more to other persons around me, not about collapse, but just to listen and be open.
    • …in my co-host role, I'm very pleased how this session went smoothly.
    • ...we've touched briefly a dozen of lives around the planet :)
    • ...I will be more aware of collapse and about how I will / can respond.
    • ...we have connected deeply and authentically.
    • ...we have created the seeds of constructive responses.
    • ...I will try to attend again.  This is my first and found it very good.  Always unexpected personal value.
    • ...we will I hope gain strength from each other.
    • ...I am deeply moved. I could touch the pain, I felt heard, understood, alliance. I feel closer, less alone, more open to interact.
    • ...we can move one step more in awareness of collapse that is going on.
    • ...I feel more deeply connected to my fellow human beings, less alone and far less bereft, more able to be present with others and to give of myself.
    • ...we have strengthened our understanding of what collapse means to us collectively and how we can nurture ourselves as a community and be strong and available to others how ever that plays out.
    • ...we have made delicate and fragile invisible connections of secret language of the heart.
    • ...we will be more [fill in yourself :-) ] than we were before.
    • ...we have created new people to think about, ideas to think about, feelings to think about and feelings to feel.  Thank you all.
    • ...WE... just saying WE is so amazing.
  • Thank you for this invitation. I am a long-time PATREON supporter of the DAF and have signed up for DAF OST meetings at least twice before but have not been able to show up. Having just finished Jem and Rupert's Deep Adaptation book, I'm newly reinspired, so I'll redouble my efforts to attend no matter what! And thank you very much for keeping the invitation/registration process "in-house" in the DAF and on Zoom instead of using EventBrite.

    • Thanks for your contributions, Susan!

    • You're welcome! :) 

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