Conscious Co-Design: creating safe spaces to explore vulnerability in complexity Written by Dee Brooks Locating yourself within a number of given community engagement and development frameworks can be exciting, stress relieving and can open up new possibilities. Patterns in frameworks are as natural, and needed, as breathing; you just don’t know what you don’t know!…
Over the years, we have adapted (from others) and developed (our own) practical and emergent ways of discovering assets, both active and latent, in community to support community-led mobilisation for change.
By Kerry Hartigan
I know that not all participants end up being practitioners. I know that not all stewards have been apprentices. I believe that there are natural AoH practitioners who come with innate wisdom and experience, without ever joining an AoH gathering. I began to wonder what it would look like if people were asked: ‘Tell me about your AoH journey?”
By Dee Brooks and Kerry Hartigan
Art of Hosting, Ballina, NSW, Australia
The Art of Coasting provided a place to “hold space” for ourselves and each other for gentle healing and catharsis and also for genuine learning and growth. As a Core Team, we all left this training feeling like we had equally contributed, we had experienced a deep learning together and we were equally valued.
I’ve been an Intentional Nomad for over 3 years now and to date, participatory co-designing of meetings, forums, conferences and events is the work that stretches me! Due to not having a physical address or community who I live amongst, I have discovered a few ways to strengthen my own global community while supporting others.
It started with a lone voice in Goa, India.
In January 2017, Bernie Dolley from Ikhala Trust, stood up, in front of everyone, at the end of the ABCD Festival in Goa and announced her intention to host the next ABCD global gathering in South Africa.
….about Hosting Community Written by Dee Brooks Mike Green and Henry Moore of the ABCD Institute were onto something, years ago, when they coined the phrase “leading by stepping back” as a successful way to work within a community. Many years ago, when I was frustrated with how ABCD could be applied in transient communities,…
Download Written by Dee Brooks Date: 07th Sep 2017 For many years, IAP2’s Public Participation Spectrum, which explores different levels of community engagement, has been a part of what I teach in blended workshops where I combine Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the Art of Hosting or Participatory Leadership, amongst other frameworks. Since first delivering…