Join Us for 3 Engagements!

Re-villaging the City: Creating New Models for Modern Life

Mark Lakeman returns to Calgary for three action-packed events of teaching and collaboration with local leaders!

“When we look each other in the eye without fear, the village is ignited within us.” - Mark Lakeman

The Inclusive City: Reimagining Urban Life with Mark Lakeman

Gathering & Lecture

Thursday, March 2nd, Doors at 6:00pm, Event 6:30pm-9:00pm
Orpheus Theatre, SAIT Campus Centre, 1301 16 Ave NW
Tickets - Advance: $20, Doors: $25 (Cash Only)

How do we build bridges in the face of adversity and take positive and peaceful action toward creating a just society? Join renowned architect and placemaker Mark Lakeman as well as local guests for a thought-provoking evening focused on reimagining our urban environment as an inclusive, accessible, and unified village. 

Mark’s work incorporates broad participation, local ownership, empowering local populations, creative expression in planned and unplanned processes, and social capital as the primary economic engine of change. Many of his projects involve restoring dignity to low income and homeless people in the development of sustainable community solutions, most recently with the work of the Village Coalition.

This dynamic gathering will include a number of local organizations showcasing their solutions-oriented approaches to celebrating culture and valuing diversity.

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Building Resilient Communities: Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty With Mark Lakeman and Friends

Half-day Workshop

Saturday March 4th, 11:00am-3:30pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12 Avenue SW
Investment - Regular: $60, Permaculture Calgary Guild Members: $40

Join Gaiacraft and City Repair Calgary in welcoming Mark Lakeman back to Calgary for a half-day workshop presenting powerful ideas for building resilient communities. Mark will be accompanied by a powerhouse of women who play an active role in building Calgary’s community in diverse ways. 

This learning adventure will provide a dazzling spectrum of tools for building participatory culture and establishing lasting change. Add action based techniques to your toolkit that will help you to learn more about where you live, create meaningful relationships, strengthen networks and build resiliency locally, for yourself and your neighbourhood. 

How do we move from a culture of fear to the “more beautiful world our hearts know is possible”?

Topics covered will include self-sustaining communities, food security, design for disaster preparedness, planet repair, placemaking, and redesigning civilization through community building.

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Light refreshments will be provided, please bring your own lunch.

Permaculture in Action: Inspirational Projects & Keys to Success

Cabin Fever - Keynote Presentation

Saturday, March 4, 2017, Doors at 5:00pm, Potluck at 6:00pm, Presentation at 7:15pm
Presentation to be followed by live music and DJ
Sunalta Community Centre, 1627 10 Ave SW
Tickets: Regular: $30, Permaculture Calgary Guild Members: $20

Join the Permaculture Calgary Guild for our annual winter celebration! Our aim is to inspire our community to pursue their permaculture goals and this year we are providing some tools to help you. Mark Lakeman of The City Repair Project in Portland, Oregon, will be providing us with motivation and practical insight to help us further develop a beneficial vision for human and ecological communities. "Living Tools" will be on hand to help you with your projects, answer questions and help connect you with other members of the community to collaborate with! We will have some awesome permie tools as door prizes and there will be DJ's to help you dance the night away.

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