Going to the 2018 CA Co-op Conference

Great newwwwws…  I will be attending this conference to learn some great info to share:

2018 California Co-op Conference, hosted by the California Center for Cooperative Development.

It’s this weekend, April 29‐30, in San Diego.  Conference website

I’m excited to learn more from the workshops:

Legal Entity Options for Worker Cooperatives

Directors Roles and Responsibilities

Making Meetings Awesome

Six Steps for Cooperative Housing Development

Cooperatives in the Age of Social Enterprise

Mediation in Co-ops

Tending to Power Dynamics in our Teams through Democratic Communication and Decision-Making

And the pre-conference session on Sociocracy led by Sheella Mierson, The Sociocracy Consulting Group.  Sociocracy is a whole systems approach to collaborative decision making and governance.

Thanks LATCH Collective for registration funds, and CA Center for Coop Development for a scholarship!   I’ve joined the co-op team of LATCH Collective (LA Tiny Co-built homes). The team is on a path to form an official co-op by this summer.  Will keep you updated on the progress.

 

Tiny House Village Design

The design charrette for a tiny house village was a great exercise! I found that I had so many similarities to what others had in their designs. A main feature was central community gathering space where residents can eat, play, have a concert, sit around a fire, and other wonderful ideas.  There were so many new people, as well.  This movement is growing, and we can create this.

This was part of the Tiny House Design Expo organized by LATCH Collective, an amazing group of tiny house enthusiasts.  Thanks to LATCH advocacy, the City of Los Angeles is taking our ideas into account as they design new planning laws for backyard homes.  This village idea could also be presented to planners as an example of where we want to live.

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Community planning workshop “Place It”

Please join At Home, LATCH Collective, and L.A. Eco-Village at this planning workshop!  This will be part of a series in which we create our vision, match members based on shared interests, and get going on our projects.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 

PLACE IT: COMMUNITY VISIONING WORKSHOP WITH JAMES ROJAS

James Rojas

Re-envision your neighborhood through storytelling, objects, art-making and play.  Investigate your attachment to place and shelter by thinking beyond words by building models to express your ideas about cohousing, intentional community, and tiny homes and villages.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time:
Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm

Place:
3554 West First Street Los Angeles 90004
(enter on Bimini Place
at Los Angeles Eco-Village
 
Reservations required:
Get your tickets here 
Or email crsp@igc.org
$5 to $20 sliding scale

About James Rojas
James is an urban planner, community activist, and artist.  He developed this method to make planning visual, tactile and meaningful. Through this method, he has engaged thousands of people by facilitating over 500 workshops and building over fifty interactive models around the world.   More about James and the Place It workshops can be found at:

 

About the organizers

L.A. Eco-Village, the LATCH Collective, and At Home Housing have organized this workshop to connect interested members and move projects forward through hands-on workshops.  This will be part of a series to further develop the visions and plans for kicking off projects in 2017.