What does it mean to be engaging in “community-building,” online and offline?
What are the challenges we face as we do so? What are some strategies that work?
To explore these topics, among others, DAF volunteers are convening a new series of live interviews and discussions – The Love in Deep Adaptation – Forming Community.
This time, Wendy and Matthew will interview educator, systems thinker, and community organiser Joe Brewer.
How can we build community, online and offline, to help regenerate the Earth?
Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher, innovation strategist, experience designer, and serial social entrepreneur who brings a wealth of expertise to the adoption of sustainable solutions at the cultural scale. For more than 20 years, he has been trying to find viable ways for humans to avoid extinction. This took him down the intellectual path of studying complexity, Earth Systems, cognitive science, and cultural evolution.
Joe is a founder of the Earth Regenerators online community, ‘A Study Group for Restoring Planetary Health and Avoiding Human Extinction’, which many of us in the Deep Adaptation Forum are also part of. He is also the author of the book The Design Pathway for Regenerating Earth, as well as a dancer and martial artist, interested in how the whole body shapes our knowing in the world. As a concerned father, he is seeking to help regenerate a whole bio-region with his family in Colombia. Joe’s experiences as a social entrepreneur and cross-disciplinary scholar weave together a combination of skills dedicated to open collaboration, interactive design, and empowered civic action for catalyzing change toward greater resilience in our turbulent world.
In this discussion, we will ask Joe about his regenerative efforts taking place around the Barichara Ecoversity project in Colombia, and about the activities of the Earth Regenerators community, among other topics.