Day 18 @EDE Class: Reflection, Open Space

Sep 13, 2018 Morning reflection First thing in the morning, Anna gave everyone 2 minutes to stand in the center of the room and share their personal reflection on the first half of the week. It felt unusual as  in previous days the entire class did only 10-minutes review together. But people took the opportunity … Continue reading Day 18 @EDE Class: Reflection, Open Space

Day 17 @EDE Class: Design Ecovillage Economy, A Game Theory Situation

Sep 12, 2018. "You are a system of your own." When reviewing what we learned yesterday, Anna made this observation. She referred to the difficulty of looking for English video materials with Chinese subtitle, as well as Chinese materials with English translation. I guess it's still uncommon that grassroot organizations and individuals here would create English … Continue reading Day 17 @EDE Class: Design Ecovillage Economy, A Game Theory Situation

Day 15 @EDE class: A System Design Problem, Getting out of Chaos

Sep 10, 2018 We have a new Teacher for this week, Anna Kovasna, Education Director of Global Ecovillage Network. Anna grew up in the beautiful Stockholm, Sweden. She studied economic and anthropology and got her PhD degree. She spent many years living in ecovillages around the globe,including 5 years in Findhorn,Scotland. At GEN, she has … Continue reading Day 15 @EDE class: A System Design Problem, Getting out of Chaos

Day 11 @EDE Class: Composting Toilet, Transition of A Community

Sep 6, 2018. Composting Toilet Flush toilets become the dominant toilet structure because it's in human nature to avoid uncomfortable things. (I won't feel bad if you leave this blog now 🙂 However we really need to LOOK at waste management when designing an ecovillage.  Composting toilets are mostly dry toilets. It saves water, produces … Continue reading Day 11 @EDE Class: Composting Toilet, Transition of A Community

Day 12 @EDE class: Field Trip to “来吧田园”

Sep 7, 2018. We made a field trip to "来吧田园" (Laiba Farm, literally), a rural complex owned by Mr. WANG Jie, one of our classmates. Actually, the project of about 17.5-acre land falls in a new and very Chinese characteristic business model, "田园综合体".  Though often translated as "rural complex" by domestic media, it's different from the original … Continue reading Day 12 @EDE class: Field Trip to “来吧田园”