Increasingly the permaculture tools are being used for people-focussed designs as well as land-based ones.
As is being acknowledged within the permaculture community, we have the practical tools and know what to do. There are many examples of land-based designs. What is proving more difficult is dealing with our personal barriers and interpersonal skills. Permaculture design can offer a solution here.
I have been increasingly drawn to the People Care ethic of permaculture, using the design framework, ethics and principles for personal and social designs. I was privileged to teach the first People Care PDC (permaculture design course) with Looby MacNamara author of People & Permaculture, and Stefan Geyer in 2012. This was followed in 2013 by a week’s People Care Design immersion with Looby and Peter Cow.
I am one of the original members of Thriving Ways, a collective of facilitators and designers dedicated to working with natural principles to create sustainable organisations, livelihoods and projects.
I created a Social permaculture portfolio to ensure I kept up my practice of social design, which can be seen here: Social permaculture Portfolio Klaudia. Linked to that is a design for my Facilitator Pathway Design 20Aug17. An update will be published here soon.
I will be adding more designs but for now want to share a design that I did for the Women’s Wild Hearth Design camp and one for healing my Sciatica as a mind map (click on picture to see large mind map) and fuller write-up: Ease of movement Design Oct17.
If you’d like some support for doing your social / personal designs, I teach guided design workshops and provide design coaching.