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Design for Life (online)

 How do we navigate our lives as opportunities arise? This online workshop deeply explores the power of conscious design in creating meaningful change

This 2.5-hr workshop will be offered on the following date in 2022:

Saturday 4 June

from $50 | 2.5 hrs

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This workshop focuses on how the power of conscious design changes the world. Participants learn and practice an empowering set of tools, creative processes and approaches to designing for life.

This workshop is a mix of ideas, interactive reflective learning and hands-on practical projects. These are not times for doing the same things over and over and again. ‘We can live life by default or by design’.

These times are deeply challenging for many people – heatwaves, drought, bushfires, Covid19, economic, community and personal challenges. These rolling and accumulating disasters and challenges look set to continue into the future. These times ask us to find and do what is important – to make significant life changes – towards resilience, sustainability, regeneration and healing of community, places and ourselves. How do we navigate our lives as opportunities arise?

This course culminates by exploring the game and toolkit ‘Adapt’. Adaptation is the healthy response to changing circumstances. This new exciting tool mentors us through a reasoned, progressive, holistic design process to create the world of our dreams and desires. Through play we ask productive and practical questions that will lead us towards implementable solutions.

Booked participants will be sent the Zoom link ahead of the workshop date.

With more than 30 years of applied experience, Dr Charlie Brennan is passionate about ‘bringing the land alive’. From hands-on working, project design & coordination and community education in farming, landscape design and garden making, Permaculture/edible streetscapes design, rainforest regeneration, to supporting Aboriginal Cultural Caring for Country, this passion and fascination has deepened. He is a Social Ecologist, ecopsychologist, and researcher and has lectured in ethics and sense of place and has worked as a facilitator for conservation and sustainability alliances. Charlie, Bridget and team consult, design, project manage, educate, and research, weaving approaches to create solutions.

Bridget O’Brien weaves beauty and function into her life and work. This includes cultivating a range of regenerative applied skills in design, facilitation, horticulture, eco-landscaping, food growing, Permaculture, fermentation and yoga – and generally as an approach to living an ethical and abundant life. Bridget’s studies and work focus on design of personal well-being, community building and land use.

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bring your own challenge to design for!

What to expect

Workshop participants learn about designing as a proactive life skill and a range of design approaches, about resilience, sustainability, regeneration and healing. They learn about becoming clearer about possible design responses to our uncertain world. Participants will emerge from the workshop with step-by-step plans for change. A digital Workbook is included.

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.