Dignity Village & City Repair

Attended an excellent talk today at The Evergreen State College given by Lydia Doleman of Flying Hammer Productions, a strawbale construction, natural building & carpentry company in Portland, Oregon (no website I could find, sorry). She spoke quickly and eloquently on the last day of the Synergy Conference about Portland's amazing ex-homeless group: Dignity Village and City Repair, an all-volunteer grassroots organization helping people reclaim their urban spaces to create community-oriented places.

A few things that stuck in my mind:

Making social spaces into social places.

The architecture of buildings affects our social architecture, if we build our structures sustainably and naturally, our social realm will start to reflect those changes.

One-person passive solar beautiful little houses for homeless people that cost $250 !

...more as soon as I find my notebook


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