Permaculture Convergence

Permaculture Convergence

Digital Circle has been funded to support the IPC14, during that process we’ve proposed the registration of the domain permacultureconvergence.org so we could create micro instances of convergences as subdomains in the future to support the wider permaculture movement.
And reserve the main domain to create a “gathering” of all the convergences spread around the world.
This idea came out because it’s difficult to find that content online, sometimes, the domain or the hosting plan was not renovated and that history gets lost in the world wild web, or is concentrated in national or continental
initiatives.
The domain permacultureconvergence.org aims to be the “archive” of convergences all over the world.

Team

Kate Swatridge, Luis Tiago

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

We will create a system that would make it easy for any individual, community or initiative to find accurate and uptodate information about the various convergences we had until today online.

We will try to recover the lost information and provide a long term safe digital place to host that content.

We will also support the digital circle to spread its work and sustain in the long term for this digital infrastructure, finding ways of extra funding( donations ).

We will also continue to support the creation of new relations with those who are already in the movement.

We will continue weaving the work that the permaculture research convergence proposal group has done.

OUTCOME

A website to catalyze collaboration in the international permaculture community, gathering online content of the permaculture convergences existing local, regional, and at a global scale. It will contribute as a online hub to support permaculture by mapping the diversity of content existing past convergences, has a historical hub and enableling new visions for future convergences.

NONAME Network Weaving

NONAME Network Weaving

The NONAME Network Weaving initiative aims to facilitate connections across boundaries of impact networks such as Permaculture CoLab worldwide, without inviting people to join one more online community or a platform. Whenever an initiative is given a name a boundary emerges (who’s in and who’s out). By choosing to not name our initiative we are positioning ourselves to work across boundaries.

The long-term goal is to catalyse a functional global network of networks, through support of collaborations across boundaries of impact networks worldwide, mainly by closing triangles and supporting emergence of small groups. An “open triangle” exists where one person knows two other people who are not yet connected to each other: the triangle is closed by introducing these two people to each other.

 

Team

Carolina Carvalho, Nenad Maljkovic

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

  • Increased CoLab visibility in other aligned networks.

  • Active connection between the CoLab and stewards from other networks, hopefully leading to meaningful collaborations.

  • A cross-pollination event that will benefit members of all participating communities for exposure to different ideas, backgrounds / approaches.

  • Opportunity for CoLab network weavers to learn and share insights with peers.

  • NONAME initiative microsite at www.noname.earth with minimum viable map embedded: https://app.maptio.com/share/5aeac9e687b595001445ae9d

OUTCOME

A minimum of 5 triangle closing sessions with Permaculture CoLab connectors and stewards from other impact networks / communities, a minimum of 2 small group cross-network weaving sessions bringing together several communities.

PermR’s case studies

PermR’s case studies

This project aims to inspire and empower researchers, academics and practitioners to
pursue research in areas related to the art and science of permaculture. It does this by
narrating and making widely known the research journey of scientists and academics
working with permaculture within their scientific discipline.
In a similar fashion to the LAND Network and the IPEN Case Studies (which share the
stories of permaculture demonstration sites and well-established projects, respectively),
this project will share the stories and successes, barriers, and hurdles of those who have
chosen to explore the academic potential of permaculture.
The above will be achieved via the production and dissemination of a series of case
studies of Permaculture Researchers (PermR) and will be implemented by
Permaculture international research network coordinating team (PIRN CT).

Team

Dennis Touliatos, Andy
Goldring, Christina M. Sayson

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

This work will directly benefit the wider permaculture network of academics and practitioners by giving PermR a practitioner-based platform to disseminate their research work and findings. It will democratize permaculture research by disseminating, in simple
and inclusive language, the work of scientists and academics working with permaculture within their scientific discipline.
Importantly, this work will inspire and empower researchers, academics and practitioners to pursue research in areas related to permaculture by demonstrating the achievements of their peers that chose to work with permaculture.
Furthermore, this project will reenergize the PIRN network, engagement, and will bring people into more active collaboration.

OUTCOME

This project will deliver 20 case studies of researchers and academics working with permaculture within two years.
Output: The case studies will comprise a two-page pdf document. The first page will include a picture of the PermR, a short bio and their responses to two questions. The second page will include their responses to three questions; the PIRN and CoLab logos
and a brief bio of the PIRN coordinator that created the case study. A template will be prepared to be used in all case studies to ensure consistency.
Dissemination: A communication strategy will be created to support the sharing of case studies. The case studies will initially be published on the Permaculture Association’s PIRN
website. These will then be circulated via PIRN’s mailing list, on social media and via other press.

Convergence Reasearch

Convergence Reasearch

A research into tools, best practices and learnings from various online, blended and live permaculture convergence organisers across the globe.

Team

Aimee Fenech, Annaïk Le Net, Cândida Shinn, Maria Prieto, Naomi Joy Smith

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

Convergence organisers and participants will benefit from this work with access to learnings from previous experiences and recommendations. By working with members of PIRN, IPCC and others we will be strengthening the collaboration bonds between teams whilst working towards a common goal. We will also be raising the visibility of CoLab in the larger permaculture community.

OUTCOME

A design and collection of effective practices and most common challenges, feedback that convergence organisers can refer to when preparing online and blended convergences and that other permaculture colab Circles and organizers can integrate into strategy about services to offer to organizers in the permaculture movement.

IPC14

IPC14

For the Digital Circle support team to provide tech support to the 14th International Permaculture Convergence at various levels including:
* web development

* appropriate technology research and consultation

* support before and during the event

* support facilitation of good legacy between the current event and subsequent events

with the understanding that this work is made available to subsequent events organizers

Team

Aimee Fenech, Luis Tiago

Area

Network Weaving

Aim

Tech support starting immediately and coming up to the IPC14 event before and during the event as well if needed. As outlined in the description of this proposal.

OUTCOME

Opensource documentation of the process and building of the services are we learn from this project to support future projects. Enable the IPC14 team to focus on other aspects of the event organisation. Create an opportunity for the CoLab to widen its horizons by collaborating and perhaps as we take on more work also provide additional sustainable livelihoood opportunities to new digital circle members.