Modular design course - days 9 and 10

Permaculture Design Course days 9 and 10

Day 9  Design for positive social change
  • A sense of place – bioregions and social zoning, evaluating and valuing our heritage
  • The client and the brief – working with other people to get more done - project design and management
  • Design project – course design project selection and brief -  summary of design process


  • Pattern - edge, how to use it - niche as an edge
  • Teamwork observed – diversity of “strengths” and “weaknesses” of individuals
  • Patterns of Association - natural strengths and weaknesses of human group sizes  
Day 10  Settlements and communities
  • Settlements: patterns, scales and sizes Village life – patterns of a settled society - basic human needs - designing for community needs - questions and issues of scale
  • “Wealth” and Right Livelihood - what is wealth?- concept of right livelihood - hints and tips "from the front line" - creating linkages, beneficial relationship


  • Design projects – tutorial
  • Communal organisation – “patterns of governance” - tribal societies - the city and civilisation
  • Alternative nations - complex societies, cultural evolutions
  • Useful patterns of organisation and business - Enterprise Facilitation (Sirolli), growth and scale (Greiner), Chaordic organisation  

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