THE ECO-HOMESTEAD AT ARTESIA
FOOTPRINT FOR THE FUTURE
ARTESIA is a footprint for the future of land use in Hawaii and other places. It attempts to optimize the way the land is cultivated and settled to bring full benefits to the earth, the botanical yield, the life of the land, and the quality of life of those who dwell there. It is a three-acre ag parcel situated 1100 feet above the town of Hawaii on the big island of Hawaii. The director of this strategic design is social architect Jim Channon who has 40 years experience in this profession.
My ten favorite social inventions:
1. The webocracy: The finest example of a self-organizing and non-partisan strategy so that every one can be in the know and have a say and so organizing the democratic world they value around them as they wish.
2. The bioregional natural guard: Former remnants of national governments (who are too obsolete to repair) combined with selected military units (converted to support the repair of the biosphere in homogeneous natural regions) are the next infrastructure of choice.
HOW DO SOCIAL ARCHITECTS AND PROTO-MYTHOLOGISTS do their thing?
The recent movie Men who stare at goats DVD is an example. Although there may have been two hundred clearly expressed ideas in this movie that was part real and part hollywood farce.
There were nearly fifty meme"s or clearly embedded notions of a positive way to view the future of the military and other alternatives to war.
ONE SOCIAL ARCHITECTS JOURNEY
Jim Channon is known for his social architecture, strategic design, visionary illustration, and storytelling. He combines these skills to create design solutions for our most desired future states. This is a short summary in his own words describing his major works across the board.
DESIGNING THE NEW ARMY
Copy for a book by Finley Eversole
We are ready … now… for the World We Want
I am grateful to have this time to reflect and share with you this beautiful vision of community Health and Wellness.
The conception of Green Source Hawai'i, has come through the life experience as a loving being of earth and her peoples. Since arriving on this beautiful aina, I have had the pleasure of the introduction of the true spirit of Aloha and the culture of this beautiful island of breath, it is my honor to stand with and for Hawai'i and her peoples
On the winter solstice December 21st 2005, we (Nicole and I d.b.a. Sacred Designs) held the first community meeting in the space at 79-7401 Mamalahoa Hwy to gather local community members to discuss the creation and operation of "Lokahi Village". Our eyes were set on the acquisition of the "old Ben Franklin building" located in Kainaliu town in the mauka village south of Kailua-Kona to become the gathering space of community health and wellness. At this time, we were actively negotiating the purchase of the building for months. The goal, complete a green retrofit of the building adhering to the then current LEED standards( a set of green standards established by the United States Green Building Council). After renovation the building would then be leased to individuals with the passion to create health and wellness through community. The plan consists of a Tea House, Local market with fresh fruits, flowers and juice, community art gallery wall, local kine crafts and performance and lounge area complete with recording studio downstairs with a day spa and yoga/dance/martial arts studio upstairs.
This is a place holder for an overview piece on the Social Architecture course.