More Perfect Union • Delivery workers in NYC made history when they won a $24/hour minimum wage. It was supposed to go into effect in January, until it didn’t. DoorDash and Grubhub ran a shady, backroom campaign to delay and water down the law. But Los Deliveristas are fighting back.
Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys to Portland, Oregon to speak with architect Mark Lakeman, founder of Communitecture Architecture and the City Repair Project. Mark initiated a movement in Portland to transform the homogenous neighborhoods of the city into places that have many of the qualities and characteristics that are found in some of the most treasured villages on Earth. Mark reveals the things you need to know to transform your own neighborhood into a village.
Mark Lakeman @ Communitecture Architecture
The City Repair Project
Special thanks to Maitreya Ecovillage, Eugene, Oregon for letting us film their sweet spot.
In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at the importance of speculative climate fiction, sci-fi, and utopias for political movements. Specifically, I look at various short stories, films, and books that introduce us to worlds beyond capitalism, that have, in their own way, addressed our ecological and climate crisis.
A brief summary clip from the Evolving Leader Podcast, featuring co-hosts Jean Gomes and Scott Allender, interviewing neuroscientist Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett about the Theory of Constructed Emotion. Dr Feldman Barrett is Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, and Chief Science Officer for the Center for Law, Brain and Behaviour at Harvard and her work is profoundly changing our understanding of the brain, and in particular, our emotions.
Since the ancient philosophers, and into our last century of scientific endeavour, emotions have been seen as hard-wired responses to external stimuli, located in specific regions of the brain. Lisa’s evidentiary science has over-turned this age-old model which shapes everything from our current beliefs about emotional intelligence to facial recognition software widely being deployed around the world.
I believe our cities should belong to us. They should be cooperative, co-creative, ecological, and egalitarian spaces, by and for the people. We have so much untapped urban potential just waiting to be explored. Join me as we determine how to build a SolarPunk city.