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Patterns & Possibilities — Day 3

Date & Time
Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The philosophy behind The Festival of What Works is to share replicable ideas of how to live well in place amongst communities across the bioregion. Join us to collectively reflect on how to bring “what works” into your life and community. This is an open space to come together to “make sense” of what we are hearing and learning throughout the Festival. It is also a place to take care of ourselves before each day that lies ahead. Join us to go beyond ideas and into a sense of possibility—individually and collectively.

Sessions are daily. Participants can come to one, some or all.

This session has limited space and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive on time to ensure you will have access.

This session is participatory and will include breakout groups for discussion.  

Session Type
Session Tags
Collective Learning, Integration Sessions


Using her experience as a learning scientist, neuroscientist, dancer, and dharma practitioner, Zanette invites the work of designing for life from a place of joy. Through embodied experiences that reveal and connect, Zanette activates teams and community leaders as they co-create specific new habits with the power to make visionary aspirations into reality. The practices of our daily lives are the key to changing our world toward resilience— Zanette’s two decades of work with Indigenous learning communities have taught her that values alignment, embodiment, and deep integration are keys to transformation that lasts. Relationship to place and ecology, relationship to kin and community, and relationship to self and shadow are vital elements that inform how each of us walks upon the Earth. Bringing to life new patterns for relationship, resilience, and regenerativity is the work that inspires Zanette’s multifaceted dance with living systems design.
zanette johnson
Bob Stilger, PhD, is an activist-scholar who explores social change, leadership and community building in these times of collapse and regeneration. Bob’s first work with collapse was in Zimbabwe in the early part of this century. He has worked extensively with communities in Japan where people are creating a “new normal” after the devastating Triple Disasters – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear explosions – of March 11, 2011. Bob’s book, AfterNow: When We Cannot See the Future, Where Do We Begin was published in Japanese in 2015 and then in English in 2017. Bob has worked with First People’s from across the world who have been forcibly displaced by climate crises. He’s carried this work into Northern California, after the fires and now with the nonprofit, NewStories, which he founded, has launched a regional initiative in the Northwest called Regenerating Communities.

Visit https://newstories.org/team/bob-stilger/ for more of Bob’s story.
Check-out www.AfterNow.Today
E-mail him at bob@newstories.org
Bob Stilger