Building Place-Based Resiliency & Sustainability Series

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Join us for our first of a monthly workshop series* Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 PM. Together, we will explore ways of building place-based sustainability and resiliency in our communities around the world. For this first workshop, 3 speakers will share their efforts in their respective bioregions. Following each presentation, we will discuss each initiative, sharing ideas, strategies, best practices, and co-building knowledge.

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6:30 PM— Check –in

7:00 PM—Presentations with Q&A

8:30 PM—Open discussion.

Networking and nibbles will follow this peer learning event.

February Speakers:

SIT Foundation, Ghana Andrews Agbleke (Kwasi), Ph.D., President and Co-Founder

Building resilience through science & technology, Kwasi is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the cofounder of Sena Institute of Technology, a non-profit research institute, built to bring seasoned and young researchers across the globe to work together for a common purpose of building research capacity in Ghana. The three primary objectives of the Institute are: 1) Facilitate intellectual interactions between scientists leading to collaborations; 2) Allocate shared resources to researchers to increase productivity and sustainable development ; 3) Development of innovative resources tailored to the African continent and the world. Come and learn more about how we are building a research ecosystem in Ghana. Website: http://sitghana.org

Art Centar Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirela Kulović, President and Founder

Building resilience through art and creativity, Mirela is a Boston-based painter; she holds a masters degree in Industrial engineering. She is a founder of Art Centar Gračanica a non-profit art center and hub, initiated to support, develop and promote art related projects in small towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina and region. Missions and goals: 1) Foster interaction between people with different professional backgrounds and education levels; 2) Develop creative sustainable projects in the town of Gracanica and Bosnia and Herzegovina; 3) Organize residence for international artists and thinkers. Website: https://www.artgracanica.org

3rd Speaker TBD. If you are interested, apply here.

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*Building on a successful full-day symposium in April 2018, the purpose of this informal peer learning series is to foster meaningful dialogue and deep learning among those who are building sustainability and resiliency in their communities around the world. With a bioregional place-based lens, we focus on initiatives that have been created by local actors—by those in the communities and by ex-patriots from the communities—and are working in partnership with international actors.

The series takes place from 6:30-9 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month @ Earthos Lab, 1310 Broadway Somerville, MA.

Each month will focus on relevant topics using different formats including: speaker sessions, roundtable discussions, pitch sessions and other formats. These sessions will focus on identifying shared key issues & opportunities and peer learning.

If you are interested in being a speaker for one of the upcoming monthly workshops apply here. We welcome applications from anyone involved, but prioritize those who are in some way from the place in which the initiative is located.

Co-Organized by: Sarah Howard, Co-founder and Executive Director, Earthos Institute; Mirela Kulović, Founder, Art Centar Gračanica; Kwasi Agbleke, Founder, Sena Institute of Technology.

Co-Sponsored by: Earthos Institute, Art Centar Gračanica, Sena Institute of Technology

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