Due to the growing interest in research about community life and sustainable lifestyles, and the lack of systematization
and forums on this subject, GEN and the YEEES Project are creating a space for interaction and constructive dialogue among researchers that study ecovillages and other resilient lifestyles and establishing a research group. The aim is to increase data sharing, exchange experiences, identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for collaboration through a series of thematic online sessions taking place from September to December 2020.
The following free resource is the recording of the fourth series of the International Research Colloqium that took place on the 16th of December 2020 with a presentation guest speaker Dr. Karen Litfin on Sustainability from the Inside Out: Transformational Practices for a Viable Human Future.
In this colloquium, we will reflect upon the interplay between personal, social and ecological resilience – including an experiential dive into a restorative practice linking the personal and the planetary.
Karen Litfin is a Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington. In her teaching and research, Karen explores questions of human meaning and values in relation to global environmental problems. For twelve years, she ran a study abroad program in Auroville, an international spiritual township and ecovillage in south India. Her most recent book is Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community (Polity 2014). Her current research is on contemplative practices in sustainability education.