Events & Workshops
Movie: A Silent Transformation
March 25th, 8pm, Luna Outdoor
In collaboration with local partner The Rescope Project, Green Fabric is proud to present A Silent Transformation as part of The Transitions Film Festival. A Silent Transformation is a film that sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society! Will it grow and flourish?
A Silent Transformation is about the transformative power of the co-operative model. The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective wellbeing in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-op sector has become insular and poorly understood.
The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.
Doors open 6.45pm. Normal ticket prices apply. There will be a panel discussion following the screening:
- Professor Paul Flatau, Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School
- Peter Wells, CEO Co-operatives WA, WA’s centre of excellence and an authority on co-operatives
- Andrea Biondo, Founder Galactic Co-operative, WA’s first workers co-operative.
The panel discussion will be facilitated by festival sponsor Tom Kooy, business coach and strategist.
Thanks to our Co-Promoters: Galactic Co-operative, Co-operation Housing and Enkel.
Other movies screening as part of the Transition Film Festival Perth are:
23 March @8pm – ‘Albatros’
24 March @ 8pm – ‘Free lunch’
Community Building & Living Series
Tuesday 1 May, Monday 8 August & Monday 22 October, 7-9pm
In our Speaker Series we learn about & from the people that made projects a reality &/or call them home. We will hear from professionals that assist groups along the way, they will share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
Our first event in this series focused on Financial Models for Community Living and was a great success.
Future dates to put in your diary are: 1 May, 8 August and 22 October.
All events will be held at The Meeting Place in Fremantle, starting at 7pm, till 9pm.
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Albany Collaborative Housing Workshop
23-25 June 2017
Albany Cohousing was a newly formed group of people working towards developing a cohousing project in Albany, WA. They invited Eugenie from Green Fabric to work with them and facilitate a workshop that would help the group towards realising their vision of a housing development that is designed to be ecologically efficient, maximise positive interactions between residents include some shared facilities, incorporate shared food gardens.
While in Albany, Green Fabric facilitated a workshop for the City of Albany, surrounding shires and other Government departments on Infill Development and Collective Building Groups which was attended by around 25 people.
Living Together, Living Better – workshop series
In collaboration with Meriam Salama from The Henry Project, Green Fabric hosted the successful ‘Living Together – Living Together Workshop Series. Over three Sunday afternoons, these half day workshops provided participants with a taste of what community living is like and whether it may be for them. The video is an impression of this series.