"Presence Awareness"

"Presence Awareness"

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Discovering "Presence Awareness" and developing compassion thru the practice of Mindfulness Meditation, connecting with the Earth, our Mother, in the pristine environment of the Wynne Farm Ecological Reserve. With Jane Wynne and Carol Bigio.

Bamboo Workshop

Bamboo Workshop

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The Architectural Association School of Architecture is organizing the next Bamboo workshop.

In our fifth Haitian adventure, we will be working in groups to intensively learn a design methodology, software tools, and use this to propose an efficient, iconic bamboo structure. In the later 2/3 of the course, we will build one design as one group, and the construction will act as a catalyst for participants to learn about bamboo: joints; species selection; treatment; taxonomy; cutting; and propagation. Haiti’s lack of lightweight materials due to devastating deforestation, creates a problem only compounded by the hurricane and seismic threat. Nowhere in the world requires the integration of computational design tools, new construction methods, and lightweight materials more than this Island paradise and we are inviting you to join us and demonstrate the social, cultural, economic and ecological role of the architect, and take away compelling individual portfolios.

 

World Bamboo Day

World Bamboo Day

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World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been a daily element, but its utilization has not always been sustainable due to exploitation. The Wynne Farm aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around Haiti, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.