This is a new event the Point A project is organizing in Brooklyn. If you are in the city and interested in community, please consider coming by. If you have material to present, please email me and we will see if we can get you into the program. If you have a residential community project in the greater NYC area, consider coming and presenting about it during the “Meet the Communities” section of this event. If you do Facebook, please RSVP here.
Community Quest: Finding and Building Collective Living Situations in NYC –
Saturday March 15th noon to 6:30 PM at the Brooklyn Urban dZong (the BUZ) located at 778 Bergen St. 2FL, Brooklyn, New York 11238 [A few blocks from Clinton-Washington Ave A or C lines and ten minute walk from the Grand Army Plaza 2, 3, and 4 lines]
Communities begin as conversations. Rich chats about dreams and pragmatic discussions on logistics and finances. These are visionary talks about where we want to get to and concrete discussions of what the first steps to take are. Most communities don’t get beyond the start up conversation stage.
It takes all kinds of conversations.
This one day event is designed to help people who are seeking to join or start residential intentional communities find like-minded others and discover new or established communities in the NYC area. Come present your forming or existing community to people who might join you or otherwise be allies. Here is the forming agenda for the event.
Communities Quest Program – March 15th, 2014
This event runs noon to 6:30 PM as is happening at the Brooklyn Urban dZong (BUZ) 778 Bergen St Brooklyn NYC. RSVP here
Noon to 1 PM Panel discussion on successful & failed NYC communities
1 to 2:30 PM Meet the Communities and selection of workshops
2:45 to 4 PM – First Workshop Block
Squatting and Salvage – Presented by Baltimore Free Farm
Capital Doesn’t Care That You Feel At-Home Somewhere: Gentrification, Speculation, and Communism of last resort
Transparency Tools – building trust and intimacy in community
Lessons from Occupy – What OWS teaches urban community
4:15 to 5:30 PM – Second Workshop Block
Building Multicultural Community – the antidote to Gentrification?
Bridges to Burners – How transformative festivals relate to Intentional Communities
Exporting Sharing Technologies – Bringing rural successes to the city
5:45 to 6:30 PM – Next Steps and exit networking
The following sections are plenary format (everyone in the same room, only one set of speakers):
noon to 1: Panel on Successes and Failures of Community
1 to 2:30 PM: Meet the Communities AND workshop selection
5:45 to 6:30 PM Next Steps and Exit Networking
A $5 donation is requested, but no one is turned away due to a lack of funds.
Rooftop Garden in Shanghi
[Edited by Judy Youngquest]