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Getting S*** Done Online Calls

Good morning everybody!

Maybe there are projects you always wanted to do but never got around to it. Maybe you tend to procrastinate and overthink things. Maybe sometimes you just need to talk to someone so you can get your juices flowing! Well the Get S*** Done call is for you! You can benefit from our practices if you are doing a massive spring clean or delivering a project to a client. This call is open for all from teachers to musicians, to engineers and business owners. 

Join our Getting S*** Done calls, every weekday morning for 25 minutes from Monday 13th of April at 8:30am (UK) for 3 weeks with your host Petronella @Art Earth Tech.

Book yourself for £20 and GET ALL YOUR MONEY BACK at the end if you attend 90% of the calls.

How do these calls work? 

You will be part of a WhatsApp group, where you get to write up what you have accomplished in the last 24 hours, what your game is to achieve and do in the next 24 hours, and what you may be blocked with.  This is where being part of a community who has your back helps. 

Life has always been uncertain, yet having practices and people around help us accomplish what we want. 

What do I get out of these calls?

Our community provides support and accountability which produces powerful results (and better than going at it alone). This is a practice we have tested ourselves internally for several years and it works. Which is why we want to offer it to our broader community. Here are some additional things that will get covered:

  • Self motivation and self management
  • Accountability
  • Validation exercise
  • Integrity

Get S*** Done Culture of Art / Earth / Tech

Part of creating a wiser world we all want to live in, is in the way we are being and getting s*** done. Art Earth Tech would not exist if it were not for us waking up with a possibility and getting the legwork done. We’re doers as well as thinkers and meditators. We value hard work, commitment, shipping, and getting sh** done. So we can’t wait to be on the call with y’all and share this practice with you. Who’s in?! 

Join our morning calls at 8:30am – 8:55am (UK) on Getting S*** Done. 

Every weekday for 30min from Monday 13th April to Friday 1st May with your host Petronella @Art Earth Tech. Book yourself for £20 and GET ALL YOUR MONEY BACK at the end if you attend 90% of the calls.

Here are the details of the times and dates of the calls

You can benefit from our practices if you are doing a massive spring clean or delivering a project to a client. This call is open for all from teachers to musicians, to engineers and business owners. 

Monday 13th April 8:30-9:30am (UK) our first call will be for 1h, so we can set you up!

Tuesday 14th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Wednesday 15th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Thursday 16th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)

Friday 17th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) – a review of the week 1 🙂

Monday 20th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)

Tuesday 21th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Wednesday 22th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Thursday 23th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)

Friday 24th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)  

Monday 27th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)

Tuesday 28th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Wednesday 29th April 8:30-8:55am (UK) 

Thursday 30th April 8:30-8:55am (UK)

Friday 1st May 8:30-9:30am (UK)  our last call will be for 1h, so we reflect on our learning and outcomes and celebrate our accomplishments! Order the pastries 🙂

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Morning Creative Practice

Good morning everybody!

We are offering our Morning Creative Practice calls every Thursday 7:30- 8:30am (UK). First one starts on the 11th of June until the 16th July. Book yourself for £35. 

Why does art and creativity matter? Well it is your expression, the one which is unique to you. It is a way of making sense of the world and your life, to integrate different parts of yourself and express them. Our Morning Creative Practice calls are here so we make time to develop our artistic side and explore the depth of our humanity.

“These weekly sessions helped to awaken my imagination in work and everyday life, and to deepen my connection with creative parts of myself that have been dormant.”

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What will I get out of the call?

I would highly recommend these calls for those who are looking for ways to express themselves, creative motivation and connection with others. I felt truly inspired and challenged by each session. My mind, body and soul were nourished by the creative practices.”

Creativity is like a muscle, the more you practice the stronger it gets. You get to be more intune with yourself and your intuition. You will be part of a Whatsapp group in which you will get to share your art practice. Our community provides support and helps you with motivation, since one of the hardest things is to keep yourself motivated in your creative practice when you are alone. Morning is the best time to activate your right brain, so you will continue your day being more in the flow. Here are some of the practices we will do:

Collages

Spontaneous Writing

Creative Contemplation

Rituals

The creative culture of Art / Earth / Tech 

Here at Art / Earth / Tech we value Art, as we see it as a profound expression of our humanity and access to our sense of oneness. The call will be led by Sylvie Barbier, performance artist and co-founder of Art / Earth / Tech. 

Our creative side is so precious so let’s make time for it. Join our Morning Creative Practices calls with Sylvie Barbier every Thursday 7:30am (UK). Book yourself for £35.

Every Thursday 7:30-8:30am (UK). Full details of time and dates below:

Thursday 11th June 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

Thursday 18th June 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

Thursday 25th June 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

Thursday 2nd July 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

Thursday 9th July 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

Thursday 16th July 7:30-8:30am (UK) 

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CANCELLED: Online Salon: Community resilience with Rory Egan Curtin Sunday 5th April 3pm CET

This salon has been cancelled and we will inform you when it will be rescheduled

Join us for a discussion on the ‘Networks of Socio-Ecological Resiliency in Collaborative Agrarian Communities in the Himalayan Region of Ladakh, India’ from a new friend of Art Earth Tech community Rory Egan CurtinShe is a buzzing community organiser with tonnes of energy and ideas, and we are excited to welcome her! 

Description:

The Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, has recently seen social-ecological transformations occur at an unprecedented rate, with unpredictable ramifications for social-ecological systems (SES), the economy, and food security, as increasing numbers of farmers abandon their traditional farming practices to seek higher education and enter the wage labor market in urban centers. The research I will present at Art/Earth/Tech asks why these changes are occurring, and what will likely be the consequences for the culture and ecology of this unique agrarian region. What makes this discussion of particular interest to sociologists, urban planners, and systems thinkers alike, is systems theory has yet to identify the level of interdependent complexity and collaboration at play in traditionally agricultural and collaborative communities. This is significant because the collaborative culture of such farming societies may present a more resilient approach to how communities can work with one another and their environment, fostering more cohesion rather than competition, and ensuring greater food security and social cohesion. Inspiration for a better future?

Bio: 

Rory Curtin is a doctoral student at Humboldt University in Berlin, who graduated from Columbia University with her MA in Tibetan Studies. Her research focuses on the macro-significance of findings that can illustrate the benefits of cooperation specific to agrarian societies. As, she recognizes the potential to incentivize governments to encourage community-based agriculture through subsidies, not only for the benefit of preserving aspects of traditional culture, but serve to protect the resilience of fragile ecosystems. She currently lives in Berlin. 

You are welcome to drop in just for a part or join for the whole session. 

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## Background

The Art Earth Tech Salons ☕are friendly, informal discussion sessions. They are run virtually and usually centred on a particular theme. All are welcome and the event is open so feel free to share invitation with others (just add them to the calendar invite). We also welcome suggestions for future topics and offers to present 📣 

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Wise food Salon and Cooking Class with Lily Roberts

I am very happy to tell you that we will be offering Online Wise Food & Plant based Cooking Class with Lily Roberts Tuesday 7, 14, 21 April from 6pm-7h30pm (Paris)£14 for 3 Classes

  1. Wise food Salon Tuesday 7th April 6pm-7h30pm CET . An opportunity to converse with a wise vegan Chef, learn from her philosophy, experience and observation 
  2. Enforce your immune system Cooking Class Tuesday 14th of April 6pm-7h30pm CET. “You are what you eat”- Healthy food, healthy body, healthy mind.
  3. Healthy Comfort food Cooking Class Tuesday 21st of April  6pm-7h30pm CET . Be gourmand, be well. Have taste and pleasure with health.

(Lily Roberts)

For those who don’t know me I am a real “gourmande”, and I recently felt that I wanted to be wiser with my way of eating, to embrace a more plant based diet so that my action contributed less to the suffering of other beings while being healthy myself. I am vegetarian but still struggle to become vegan because I don’t know how to make my food both healthy and delicious. So I thought I needed a master to guide me in this path. And who better than Lily Joan Roberts! 

(Lily cooking for us at La Cheraille to work out our wedding menu)

Lily was our chef at our wedding, she cooked wonderful vegan food for our guests and did it with an incredible spirit and heart. She feed our body and our spirit, and if you meet her, you won’t be able to help it but to have a crush on her, because there is a true grace in how Lily approaches life and food. More than a Chef she is a true artist, she creates tasteful compositions that are delicious to the mouth and the eye. The moving thing about her cooking is that Lily cares for people that is why she always makes sure the food is tasty and healthy.

(Rufus & I, thanking Lily at our Wedding at La Cheraille in 2018)

I am very happy to tell you that we will be offering Online Wise Food & Plant based Cooking Class with Lily Roberts Tuesday 7, 14, 21 April from 6pm-7h30pm (Paris)£14 for 3 Classes

  1. Wise food Salon Tuesday 7th April 6pm-7h30pm CET . An opportunity to converse with a wise vegan Chef, learn from her philosophy, experience and observation 
  2. Enforce your immune system Cooking Class Tuesday 14th of April 6pm-7h30pm CET. “You are what you eat”- Healthy food, healthy body, healthy mind.
  3. Healthy Comfort food Cooking Class Tuesday 21st of April  6pm-7h30pm CET . Be gourmand, be well. Have taste and pleasure with health.

(Lily cooking for us at La Cheraille to work out our wedding menu)

See you soon!

Sylvie

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A wise response to a crisis

wisdom in practice brought to you by Art / Earth / Tech

Newsletter March 2020

In this edition we cover: 

  • The opportunities and lessons to take away from Coronavirus
  • Essay: Outbreak by Charlotte du Cann 
  • Blog: Letting go of being enlightened by Liam Kavanagh
  • Practice
  • Books
  • Events (online) 
  • AET update
  • Prayer

This offering from Art Earth Tech is curated to bring you a selection of wise goods themed differently each time. Recently, Coronavirus has changed everything and so this issue has a blend of our own offerings and material with a selection of writing and events that inspire us. 

Our response to the Coronavirus 

This one minute film Danger, Opportunity, Meaning and Hope distils our thoughts for our call on Saturday – created by member Richard Millington 
– and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos of our salons and events

The Chinese word for crisis is composed of the word “Danger” and “Opportunity”. Right now, there is a lot of the conversation in the public space coming from a place of  “fear” and focused on the danger and disruption. Here, at Art/ Earth / Tech we would like to emphasize more the “opportunity” – without in any way diminishing or denying the suffering arising for people – but focusing more on the lessons and reflection that we may take from it?

Let’s dare to dream together and paint a new world, one where we trust and learn from the lessons the Coronavirus has to offer, come join us in our open Online Community day this Saturday evening 28th March 6-8pm (CET),  5-7pm (UK)
Join via Zoom here https://zoom.us/j/659327540

Continue reading our post here: The opportunities and lessons to take away from Coronavirus

Essay: Outbreak 

by Charlotte du Cann

Charlotte du Cann is a writer, editor and co-director of the Dark Mountain Project. She is involved in our Contemplative Activism Sangha and recently spoke at the Human // Nature // Stories event held in London by member Hannah Close. You can watch her talk, The Kist, which she mentions in the essay below.  

“Having resisted every warning and admonishment to transform and change our ways, we are now, as a collective, being forced into a cocoon ourselves, to do the work we should have done generations ago…I am bereft of access to places and people I once loved. But I know this loss is part of the payback, the great sobriety, what Bendell has termed the second R of Relinquishment, ‘what we need to let go of that is making the crisis worse’.”

To continue reading this moving piece, read on the Dark Mountain Project website

The Oil Slick at the recent action against BP sponsorship at the British Museum Photo: Guy Reece

Blog: Letting go of being enlightened

by Liam Kavanagh

“Is now the time when we start to truly realise that when we declared our enlightenment a few centuries ago, we were a bit premature and to make a course correction?

I don’t know, but I feel certain that our decision making is impaired by massive attachments to these notions: that we can control fate through reason and science, that we are separate individuals living “our own lives”, and dogmatic ideals of equality. In the paper, I discuss how these ideas relate to our inaction in the face of the long-standing threat of climate change.”
Here, Liam discusses how they have affected our coronavirus response. https://artearthtech.com/2020/03/25/letting-go-of-being-enlightened/

Practice

We need our practice more than ever, particularly in the confines of our homes with our loved ones! These regular group meditations are excellent. 

Love Vs Virus

Twice daily meditations from Burgs, The Art of Meditation, at 9am and 6:30pm CET; 10am and 7:30pm UK time.These live group loving kindness meditations and talks offer support, encouragement and advice on how to build a positive response to the unfolding situation we are facing. 

Cup of calm

Daily 15 minute meditations before work at 8:45am from the She Leads Change group https://sheleadschange.org/events/cupofcalm/

Book(s)

Die WiseA Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkins, a palliative nurse in Canada and founder of Orphan Wisdom. Stephen describes our uncomfortable relationship to dying through real experiences he has had at the bedside of dying patients, the conversations with their family members and listening to the same fear of death. I refer to this book all the time and it really transformed my relationship to living and dying, and how we humans frame it. From the minute we are born, we are dying. He puts dying in the centre and through his many conversations with the dying, and their loved ones, our greatest fear is being forgotten. That we cling on to life to stay a part of something, to stay important, the last hurrah of our ego. 

As we sit in the pandemic with panic and death edging towards our front doors, we will be called to embrace our relationship with dying and with grief. 
Stephen has written a blog about coronavirus too: 
“Leaving the wishing, the hoping, out of it. That’s how you leave the panic out: By leaving the hope out, too. By being a citizen – not an inmate – of a troubled time. “Window

Our wise booklist 

With the time we have now, you can finally make a start on your ‘aspirational’ bookshelf, which if you are like me is full of the books I should read and haven’t made the time too. This Wise booklist from our community is a good start, indeed I’m not sure many are left off!

Online events

These days, we are gathering online instead of in person. Thankfully, many organisations have transferred their planned events to online. Here are a few happening over the next few weeks: 

25th – 29th March In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh Online SummitBuddhist Wisdom Summit
Cultivate joy and transform suffering with wisdom from leading teachers in the Plum Village tradition of mindfulness, compassion, and peace.

27th – 29th March In Times of Crisis: A two day course With Pat McCabe & Bayo Akomolafe from our friends Ruby and Christabel Reed at the fantastic Advaya Initiative

“Often the ways we think about times of crisis become part of the crisis itself. At these times, a much deeper type of response is needed.” Book here: 
https://advaya.co/events/2020/03/27/the-climate-crisis-me-you-and-the-more-than-humanOn a similar theme, read our piece on Ritual and The Return to Mystery

Starts 27th MarchGAIA: Global Activation of Intention and Action from the Presencing Institute

“Covid-19, like any disruption, essentially confronts each of us with a choice: (1) to freeze, turn away from others, only care for ourselves, or (2) to turn toward others to support and comfort those who need help.” GAIA offers a 14 week process where you can book slots every day leading up to the Global Forum in July. It looks like a fun experiment to be part of! https://www.presencing.org/news/news/gaia-global-activation-of-intention-and-action

5th April 2-4pm UK; 3-5pm CET: Our next online salon ‘Networks of Socio-Ecological Resilience’ 

Join us for a discussion on the ‘Networks of Socio-Ecological Resiliency in Collaborative Agrarian Communities in the Himalayan Region of Ladakh, India’ from a new friend of Art Earth Tech community Rory Egan Curtin. She is a buzzing community organiser with tonnes of energy and ideas, and we are excited to welcome her!

You are welcome to drop in just for a part or join for the whole session.https://zoom.us/j/599047500
Meeting ID: 599 047 500; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aVOqa8HoO

Update from Art Earth Tech

We have WhatsApp groups (who doesn’t) in our hotspot locations: UK, France and Germany as well as a worldwide one for our members outside of those places. All of you are welcome to join, please follow the links below. 

If you are based in Berlin, we have our Berlin meet n’greet call: Friday 27th March 1pm CET. We are expanding our hub and community there (a little later than expected) and despite not being there as planned, that doesn’t mean the party stops! We are having a lunchtime call on Friday 27th – please only for those who live in Berlin or who are moving to Berlin. 

Call details: https://zoom.us/j/599047500
Meeting ID: 599 047 500; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aVOqa8HoO

And don’t forget our global community call on Saturday 28th March 6pm CET (5pm UK) on our response to the Coronavirus as mentioned above. 

Call details: https://zoom.us/j/599047500
Meeting ID: 599 047 500; Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aVOqa8HoO

Recommended reading on CoronaVirus

This is our opportunity to create the future we want to live into, one where our communities flourish and are resilient. What we put in place now will help us in our future. Here is a comprehensive list of Covid 19 Mutual Aid groups set up across Europe and UK. There are places missing, so please do send us links to group you know of and are part of and we can help spread the word. 
https://artearthtech.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-mutual-aid-groups-across-europe-and-uk/

Similarly, this more US oriented website has commons-oriented, P2P-driven, open source initiatives to help combat the outbreak of Covid-19 https://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Category:Corona_Solidarity_Initiatives?fbclid=IwAR3rCpnKFBfRkTYjpHscBEvw-SPooZgLk0iHlJuChQOCtcsvuBIipM4zppc

For those of you who are seeking guides on living in community with the virus: this article could help A Guide to Self-Isolation and Social Distancing in Houses of Multiple Occupation

And for all of us, here is a list of guidelines to follow assembled by a friend of AET:
General guidelines COVID-19 (incl. for practically supporting vulnerable or infected people)

This reading list has articles on the political, economic, and social effects of the unfolding crisis: The Politics of COVID-19, Readings #5And finally, for the tech-minded, this crowd sourced CoronaVirus Tech Handbook is being developed with tech tools and data: Personal Protective Equipment

Prayer 

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Mother/Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!

That where there is hatred, I may bring love.

That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.

That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.

That where there is error, I may bring truth.

That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.

That where there is despair, I may bring hope.

That where there are shadows, I may bring light.

That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Mother/Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.

To understand, than to be understood.

To love, than to be loved.

For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.

It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.

It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

—Saint Francis of Assisi—

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No suffering is meaningless if it compels us to act: watch our latest film in response to Coronavirus

Watch our video response to the Coronavirus and join our Saturday Community Calls on the opportunities and lessons to take away from the Coronavirus

Saturday 6-8PM (CET) 5-7PM (UK)

Online call: https://zoom.us/j/659327540

It is important in these times to put things in perspective and to do that, let’s first breathe and find our calm.

The Chinese word for crisis is composed of the word “Danger” and “Opportunity”. Right now, there is a lot of the conversation in the public space coming from a place of “fear” and focused on the danger and disruption.

Here, at Art/ Earth / Tech we would like to emphasise more the “Opportunity” – without in any way diminishing or denying the suffering arising for people – but focusing more on the lessons and reflection that we may take from it. This is a chance to reflect on our way of life and discover that we could live less busily and more humbly, spend more time with our family, play more with our children. An opportunity to look at our mortality and appreciate the preciousness of life and our loved ones.

Join our community call this Saturday 6-8pm (CET) 5-7PM (UK) https://zoom.us/j/659327540

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Letting go of Being Enlightened

It is strange for me, at this time, to be putting the last touches on a paper on collective wisdom, which argues that to navigate the future well, we Westerners must grapple with our deep attachment to some of our foundational ideas. Is now the time when we start to truly realise that, when we declared our enlightenment a few centuries ago, we were a bit premature, and make a course correction?

I don’t know, but I feel certain that our decision making is impaired by massive attachments to these notions: that we can control fate through reason and science, that we are separate individuals living “our own lives”, and dogmatic ideals of equality. In the paper, I discuss how these ideas relate to our inaction in the face of the long-standing threat of climate change. Here, I discuss here how they have affected our coronavirus response. 

To be clear, I don’t want to tie coronavirus too tightly together with climate anxiety of the last year. Diseases have moved from animals to humans every decade or so, HIV in the 80s, SARS in the 2000s, COVID-19 in late 2019, at least partially because of our invasion of remote habitats. So I am not so sure that the coronavirus proves that now is the crisis point, but it is definitely an opportunity to wake up, and be in a better collective frame of mind to handle future challenges. 

We’ve heeded warnings about the coronavirus about as well as our governments heeded climate scientists, up until the point when Italy, the birthplace of the renaissance, was consumed by crisis — why is this?

To start, like in climate change, effective action on the virus requires the collective, through the government, to interfere with individual rights. The idea of the government shutting things down runs so strongly against our ideas of individuality that we literally could not conceive of the actual necessary measures until hundreds of thousands of deaths were just about to be a reality. With the air about to be filled with viruses that stood a good chance of killing our parents we are dispensing with the well worn ideas about how as individuals we were each going to make socially responsible free choices, and started doing something that would actually work. Like confining ourselves to our houses. And we’ve needed to do the same thing with climate change for decades rather than waiting for everybody to make ecological consumer choices. Maybe now we’ll think about it. To be clear I am not arguing for obedience.

I’ve always seen the American rock song “Life is a Highway” as the perfect artistic glamorisation of our individualist ideology. Life itself is like a man-made expanse of impossibly flat asphalt that we can drive down in our individual cars at our individual will. 

In reality maybe life is a forest where if you’re left alone in it you won’t last very long – and that, is what “community” means. We can no longer afford to see this as “political” talk — dirty and to be avoided. What we have to avoid is disdain for others and moralising. Let’s face it — we’re almost all super-individualists (yes, that includes me), and it doesn’t work. Pointing the finger and trying to appear morally superior is just another way of being different.

Nature has never been easy to live in alone.

This is not the only reason why this virus and climate change have gotten so out of control, they are something of “perfect storms.” Just as there is never one reason why a person becomes known as the best in their field, there is no one reason why a crisis comes to be the worst we have seen.

We live inside a myth of rational control of the world and certain progress. We didn’t take the coronavirus or pandemics seriously because diseases of this kind are simply a thing of the past, according to these myths. SARS was often regarded in the West as the world health system crying wolf rather than a pandemic narrowly averted, as it was within professional circles. We have been unable to realise how close we’ve come to this before because it doesn’t fit into the story of progress.

Another reason is that we have let belief in equality reach extreme and absurd heights, to the point that the idea of expert knowledge, paradoxically, is seen as old fashioned. Just as in climate change, the opinions of any critic is treated as “equal” with that of scientists. The reason why we have vaccines for many viruses and could believe that diseases were a thing of the past is because of highly developed systems of education that allow some people to spend their lives understanding viruses. What technical progress we’ve achieved has been done by experts, who supported by wider society.

But, expert knowledge is distrusted because the practice of rationality has been so overused and abused, partially because we try to explain everything, even things we can’t explain. As we’ve seen recently with overused words such as mindful, organic, and “green” there is a centuries long tendency to market ideas and products by using the words “scientific” and “rational.” The academy and professions are supposed to be like certification bodies, that do a good job of making sure the label science is well-used, but they’ve been overwhelmed or compromised, at times. We have been told, for instance, that economics is a rigorous science, with its equations that make individual happiness synonymous with consumption and individual free time, with no place for empathy or concern. Mainstream medicine prescribes addictive drugs for distress. I think now demonstrates the need for building trust in institutions and experts, but this is a two way street, it requires institutions and expert communities that are able to admit that they are sometimes wrong or morally compromised. And in order for them to admit these things, we have to be ready to forgive past missteps, as much as possible.

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Covid-19 Mutual Aid Groups across Europe and UK

Across Europe and the UK, people have stepped up to take care and coordinate care, access, food and support in their local neighbourhoods. Below is a directory of groups in the countries we have available, and I am sure there are many others not on this list. Contributing to others wellbeing, the collective wellbeing, will help your own and keep the resilience of your community. This is our opportunity to create the future we want to live into. Please do email [email protected] if there are others to add to the list.

  • Location: Denmark 

Denmark Crowdsourcing Coronavirus Pandemi & Corona Vaccine https://www.facebook.com/groups/556642475065228/ 

Denmark Coronavirus Danmark – Covid-19 https://www.facebook.com/Coronavirus-Danmark-Covid-19-108643930721504/?eid=ARCWQ7rnPHeg_3bf6-S1ZLvT9euPAjV9dwkhNo2yPvFtPSBerbgpLl6TAFg7p3nWZ0bjwQkrv_scUj59 

Copenhagen Coronavirus Danmark – Covid-19 https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirusdanmark/ 

  • Location: France (Paris)

Paris Paris face au Covid19 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2930502257008900/ 

Paris Paris area Corona Community Care let’s help each other out https://www.facebook.com/groups/218508645876918/ 

  • Location: Germany

Germany Corona-Virus | News | Verdachtsfälle & Hilfe. https://www.facebook.com/groups/496987157641788/ 

Germany Corona Virus Deutschland (Nachbarschaftshilfe, Ideen für Kinder usw) https://www.facebook.com/groups/202519621054923/ 

Hamburg Hamburg hilft sich Coronavirus Quarantäne Angebote Nachfrage https://www.facebook.com/groups/203103090968221/ 

Frankfurt Corona Hilfe Frankfurt Griesheim https://www.facebook.com/groups/642952249857844/ 

Frankfurt SOLIDARITY DESPITE CORONA https://www.corona-soli-ffm.org/de/index?fbclid=IwAR3enGGZVY7ZxwW2GADt_GYFMIzpQVPaneYhRkXVesnpf2nt291QQzEc76c 

Berlin Coronavirus Nachbarschaftshilfe Berlin, Covid19 neighbourly help Berlin https://www.facebook.com/groups/598246314106273/ 

Berlin Coronavirus Nachbarschaftshilfe Berlin, Covid19 neighbourly help Berlin https://www.facebook.com/groups/598246314106273/ 

Berlin Corona Hilfe Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg https://www.facebook.com/groups/223879948979910/?hc_location=group

Nuremberg Corona-Hilfe-Gruppe Nürnberg und Umgebung https://www.facebook.com/groups/547411305889811/ 

Nuremberg Corona Virüs Dayanişma Nürnberg ( Paylaşim Serbest ) Arif Tzorta https://www.facebook.com/groups/2855442327858879/ 

Stuttgart Corona-Hilfe-Gruppe Stuttgart und Umgebung https://www.facebook.com/groups/3043340835705471/ 

Stuttgart Corona Virus Hilfe Stuttgart https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronavirushilfestuttgart/ 

Düsseldorf Nachbarschaftshilfe Düsseldorf ( zu Corona – Zeiten) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2507520242793800/ 

Oberhausen Corona-Hilfe Oberhausen https://www.facebook.com/groups/507531360133866/ 

Leipzig Corona Hilfe Leipzig https://www.facebook.com/groups/3681584235217297/

Leipzig Coronavirus Nachbarschaftshilfe Leipzig Zentrum https://www.facebook.com/groups/221601152368168/ 

  • Location: Netherlands

Amsterdam CoronaVirus Amsterdam https://www.facebook.com/groups/1074641609571025/?epa=SEARCH_BOX 

Amsterdam AmsterdamAgainstCorona https://www.facebook.com/groups/220595559318827/ 

Amsterdam Amsterdam Corona Help https://www.facebook.com/groups/AmsterdamCoronaHelp/ 

Rotterdam Rotterdam Corona Help https://www.facebook.com/groups/202841247615648/ 

Utrecht Utrecht Against Corona https://www.facebook.com/groups/2711673505618181/ 

Maastricht Corona Hulpvraag Maastricht https://www.facebook.com/groups/836706240182368/ 

  • Location: Belguim 

Antwerp Antwerpen – solidariteit met ouderen en zieken – Covid19 https://www.facebook.com/groups/562608401127313/ 

Brussels Solidarité Solidariteit Brussels Bruxelles Coronavirus https://www.facebook.com/groups/623125888540069/ 

Brussels Verspreid solidariteit, geen virus! https://www.facebook.com/groups/verspreidsolidariteitgeenvirus/ 

  • Location: Italy 

Milan milano coronavirus mutuo aiuto https://www.facebook.com/groups/597527977644015/ 

  • Location: Ireland 

Dublin Dublin 7 Covid-19 Community Support https://www.facebook.com/Dublin-7-Covid-19-Community-Support-105812514383095/ 

Dublin COVID 19 Emergency community support group BLANCH/CLONEE/DUBLIN 15 AREA https://www.facebook.com/groups/163594334640789/ 

Dublin CoronavirusVolunteersDublin https://www.facebook.com/groups/2567055770205841/ 

Ireland Self-Isolation Helpers https://randall.ie/help/ 

Ireland Alone.ie https://alone.ie 

Ireland crisis cover https://www.crisiscover.ie 

Ireland Volunteer https://www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/ 

  • Location: Spain 

Barcelona Coronavirus SOS Network Group BARCELONA https://www.facebook.com/groups/205660173859590/ 

Barcelona Plataforma ayuda Covid 19 Barcelona https://www.facebook.com/groups/209075106821183/ 

  • Location: UK

Covid 19 Mutual Aid Groups spreadsheet

Covid 19 Mutual Aid UK website: https://covidmutualaid.org

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The opportunities and lessons to take away from Coronavirus – Community Call 28th March

Let’s dare to dream together and paint a new world, one where we trust and learn from the lessons the Coronavirus has to offer, come join us in our open Online Community day this coming Saturday evening 28th March and 4th April 6-8pm (CET) – 5-7pm (UK)
https://zoom.us/j/659327540


Dear Art / Earth / Tech community,

Aware of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak around the world, we would like to share a few reflections with you. 

It is important in these times to put things in perspective and to do that, let’s first breathe and find our calm. 

The Chinese word for crisis is composed of the word “Danger” and “Opportunity”. Right now, there is a lot of the conversation in the public space coming from a place of  “fear” and focused on the danger and disruption. Here, at Art/ Earth / Tech we would like to emphasize more the “Opportunity” – without in any way diminishing or denying the suffering arising for people – but focusing more on the lessons and reflection that we may take from it?


This is a chance to reflect on our way of life and discover that we could live less busily and more humbly, spend more time with our family, play more with our children. An opportunity to look at our mortality and appreciate the preciousness of life and our loved ones

This is our chance to show that we could live in a way that would limit emissions to 2 degrees C — and that it could even be weller and wiser. Yes, it would mean living more simply — and doing it without the lockdowns! – reflecting on what really matters and what makes us truly happy. If we can enjoy ourselves now, it shows we can enjoy meeting the emissions targets.

Indeed, the Coronavirus shows us that we could meet the Paris agreement. This crisis could even be seen as a test drive before we are to face an even greater crisis: the climate one. In the space of a month we have seen our capability to act in spectacular ways when faced with the direct threat of death to our elderly and more vulnerable. We have shown that we can go beyond our political differences and act collectively on a global scale. This shows that change is possible.

This is an opportunity to think, act and live with a more collective mindset, present to our interdependence. The Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to directly realise the consequences of our actions on each other at a global scale, an opportunity to dream of a different world where we relate to ourselves not as individuals but as in[ter]dividuals.

It is a chance for us to get off the runaway train which risks leading humanity into an abyss. These past weeks have proven to us that we can not only survive without the futilities of modern life – the Zara clothes, the McDonalds. We can become present to the essential and look deeply, trust each other, our neighbours, and also our governments and institutions. 

So let’s dare to dream together and paint a new world, one where we trust and learn from the lessons the Coronavirus has to offer, come join us in our open Online Community day this coming Saturday evening 28th March and 4th of April 6-8pm (CET) – 5-7pm (UK)
https://zoom.us/j/659327540

In gratitude and service,
The Art / Earth / Tech Team
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Outgoing London hub member Alex Kennedy reflects on his six months in the Hub

When I first found art/earth/tech I was taken in by how it seemed to have touched upon all the elements I had come across as solutions in my own search of answers to the profound problems we face today. Coliving, visions, wellbeing and practicality.

Its need for a connection to the earth that we come from. To our history and our true nature. A grounding in wisdom and knowledge.

The potential displayed in front of us through the capability of technology. The impacts it can bring to our society and our lives if we’re able to harness its power in bringing new possibilities.

And the significance in art. Defining our cultural compass through all its mediums on every scale. The importance as a societal mouthpiece to create the narratives we need to see and hear.

I have begun to break down these concepts into symbols and areas in the hope of also framing my own work in similar ways so I can draw others as I have been drawn to Art/Earth/Tech. (example of this pictured below)

I read Rufus’s book when I first moved into the hub. It really helped me to understand the framing on how our world is constructed, based off old rules unsuitable for the progression we know today. Its legal structures, its approach to ownership and how an almost lazy placement of this into a profoundly new landscape has become the root of so many issues we face today surrounding technology.

A huge swath of what we know has only ever been added to from what came before. Even the keyboard I write this with has been designed based on the needs of a mechanic typewriter to avoid parts clashing together.

Design can evolve gradually. But full system regeneration is hard. Cultural change is hard. Habits, die hard.

But we need to transition beyond anything thats come before. Use nature as our guide. We need to frame the problem in completely new ways and break down every obstacle that stands in its way.

We need new visions for our future. Or we won’t have one to pass on.

We need to use the potential we have. Squandered currently in a thousand areas by a false story we’re told about how things should be.

Our ancestors are watching. And they do not expect us to go quietly into that dark night.

My work while at the hub and countless months before that have been in the preparation of a project to spur my generation and everything connected to it towards a rise against this challenge ahead.

I believe concept films have the potential to show a better future. Condensing complex solutions down into bitesized visual and emotional forms that tell a story of the ideal. Each part backed by further breakdowns, examples, showcases, experiments, data and knowledge. Added to by the crowd behind that idea to bring shared wisdom to its roots. A compelling vision with a plan to bring it into existence. If we can align a large group of people in a way that allows wide scale collaboration around a project then our world of possibilities open up.

How can we create our economies to align us in these ways? What does ownership look like? Currency? Law? How can technology facilitate wide-scale trust? How can we return to our nature? Live better with each-other. In a way that allows us all to fulfil our potential through support and understanding.

These are the questions I aim to answer. I believe the solutions lie in the trends we already see. In coworking, in freelancing, in the creative fields, in film, in our side hussles, in our games and culture. In coliving, our relationships and our search for meaning and community in a structure that degrades these things.

I believe how we store, own, trust and share is about to undergo a shift and my hope is to shine the light for that path ahead.

Being involved with the gathering of minds at art/earth/tech I have met fascinating people from a variety of backgrounds that all share in some common underlying direction. I have been able to connect and learn from others that share my purpose through the hub gatherings.

Having the pleasure to live among those drawn by similar goals I can truly appreciate the potential of curated living. Introductions to new channels of thinking. Conversations to make an evening meals feel almost sacred.

I have been here through the transition of the London hub. From old hub members to a new regeneration. I have seen old traditions die and the seeds of new ones form. Though I may have been looking for balance and stability myself I have learnt about how others approach change. About the notions of home and novelty.

I may not have fully found what I first was looking for but perhaps understanding transition at a further level is far more important.

For we all need to know how we can become comfortable in change. In each-other. Around our egos and their endless dances. In our changing climate and social systems.

It is better to build our home in the unknown. Then have all the known lost, in our inability to adapt.

Alex Kennedy

February 2020