A forum on the philosophy of The Commons

A forum on the philosophy of
THE COMMONS

with James Arvanatakis PhD
and
Louise Crabtree PhD

in association with
Milkwood Permaculture
Transition Towns Sydney
Waratah Community Land Trust
and
The Greens

The philosophy of The Commons underpins all groups represented

When: 30 July 2010, 7.00 to 9.00 pm Refreshments from 6.30 pm
Where: Alexandria Park Community Centre, Alexandria Park

How to get there: Alexandria Park Community Centre is close to junction of Park Road and Power Ave, Alexandria. It is 10 minutes walk from Redfern Station. The 370 and 355 bus routes run along McEvoy St, one block from the venue. There is street parking around the school.

Map of location.

James Arvanatakis researches in the transdisciplinary areas of globalisation, citizenship, young people, security and the cultural commons – incorporating issues around hope, trust, safety and intellect. Having held various position within human rights-based organisations including AID/WATCH and Oxfam Hong Kong, his
research seeks to maintain a particular focus on issues of social justice. He has also worked with playwrights and artists to document stories of injustice such as the production of Maralinga which records the stories of nuclear veterans. James is author of Contemporary Society: A Sociological Analysis of Everyday Life ( 2009).

Louise Crabtree researches the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in urban Australia; on the uptake of housing innovation in practice and policy; and, on the interfaces between sustainability, property rights, institutional design and democracy. She is interested in the translation of the community land trust model of land stewardship from the US and UK into an Australian context, and in challenges encountered in scaling up or replicating innovation in housing design and delivery.

Further details: hedghog@isp.net.au or 9818 8383

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