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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:

Wednesday 26 October

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 an opportunity to re-design any aspect of your life. This includes you, your family, community, landscape or place. Participants will be introduced to, and guided through, a series of approaches designing for life. These are skills that very few people know about or use. Conscious, proactive design helps us ‘design anything, anywhere’. It is by definition ‘radical redesign’.

If you want to move past uncertainty and inaction this workshop is for you. All this is, of course, in service of sustainability, regeneration & healing – in times when this is no longer an option but a vital necessity for both people and our planet. The workshop includes a round of ‘Adapt’ design game. What is it that you wish to create into your life or the life of your family, community, or landscape? Turn your intentions into action. And be ready to be supported, confronted, transformed, stimulated…’

For more information on the Adapt design game go to

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.

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