Events & Workshops
In collaboration with The Forever Project.
Proudly supported by the City of South Perth.
Homes and Communities
Re-imagined for the 21st century
Thursday 30 April 2020, 6-9pm
This sustainable home and renewable energy workshop is designed to empower those who are keen to develop their knowledge with a focus on creating a more inspiring, comfortable and energy efficient home. The workshop focus will be on the latest energy efficiency gadgets and techniques, passive solar landscaping, building design, water saving techniques including grey-water systems and renewable energy systems. With a team of leading experts in a wide variety of fields this course is a must for anyone in the community keen to improve their living environment.
In addition, this workshop will feature the very latest offer from The Forever Project Team – The ‘Inspired Infill’ project which aims to give communities the opportunity to work with some of WA’s leading eco-retrofit and development specialists who are creating world class examples of medium density infill and developing important resources to up-skill the community and council officers to further facilitate the spread and uptake of these important ideas in the community.
We will explore transport-oriented design and the impact on human health, environment and social cohesion.
Hosted by Co-operation Housing
Foundations of Sociocracy
Saturday & Sunday 16 & 17 May 2020
This training is designed for anyone wanting to bring best practice to living in community. If you have ever experienced community breakdown, felt unsafe or ignored in meetings, or are uncertain about community living, then this is for you.
Communities need to build connection and a sense of belonging. Sociocracy holds people in clear processes, in alignment, and in common purpose. Learn how to share responsibility and leadership and look with fresh eyes at how you live and work together.
Make your community dream on paper be how it feels in practice!
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
An evening with Jasmine Palmer, Collaborative Housing Researcher and Urban Coup Member
Tuesday 26 November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Jasmine has visited multiple built projects internationally and interviewed dozens of residents, professionals, government agencies and others to document their experiences and, importantly, learn lessons to help building groups here in Australia.
We are excited about this opportunity to learn more from her about ‘group building’ in urban contexts across Europe and Australia.
Venue: The Bodhi Tree, Mt Hawthorn
In collaboration with The Forever Project
Inspired Infill Masterclass
Saturday 16 November 2019, 10am-4pm
This Masterclass is designed for anyone wanting to explore how they can accommodate multiple dwellings on their land and undertake their own ‘Inspiring Infill’. From granny flats, to tiny homes and co-housing.
The six hour masterclass will feature specialist and Lot specific design advice and assistance from WA’s leading sustainable development experts. Topics include effective infill planning, eco design, models for sustainable infill, landscaping for tight infill, sustainable and recycled products for building.
Numbers are strictly limited.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING & LIVING Series 2018
In our Sustainable Community Building & Living 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 share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
All 2018 events were held at The Meeting Place in Fremantle, 7-9pm.
Different Financial Models for Community Living
Tues 20 Feb, 2018
All around Australia various financial models have been used to realise community building & living projects. Finance & funding is the topic most people ask us about regarding projects. In this event Eugenie took everyone on a journey, traveling to places both close to home & across borders to find out, from a financial perspective, how these projects became a reality.
Housing Co-operatives: What, why & how
Tues 1 May, 2018
Co-operatives have been around for a long time; traditionally in farming, wholesale and retail. There is a growing interest in the co-op model, especially in housing. In this workshop Eugenie Stockmann & Elizabeth Cheong provided a brief history of co-ops & discussed their characteristics, such as values, principles, decision making, ownership & responsibility. We stepped through some of the basic how-to’s in forming & running a co-op, & shared a number of international & Australian examples.
Learning from DECOHOUSING, Denmark, WA
Mon 6 Aug, 2018
Paul & Pam from The DecoHousing Denmark Group, shared with us lessons learnt, riches enjoyed & the journey they’ve been on in bringing this co-housing community into being. Paul believes it’s the largest hempcrete development in the Southern hemisphere, so we did talk about this a bit to.
It was great to share their experience in this Residential Community Living Project that has become a reality.
Grow & Thrive in Residential Community Living – Sociocracy
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018
Gina Price from The Sociocracy Consulting Group, gave participants of this workshop, a taste of how Sociocracy optimises group intelligence & wisdom while retaining individual perspectives & contributions.
We had a range of participants; some already living in community, some hoping to live in community & others not really sure at all. We looked at our challenges & fears as well as what we get from living in community.
Green Fabric Networking Event
Apr & Nov 2018
This informal night is about creating connections for future opportunities. You’ll hear from Green Fabric Professionals Members & our projects organisers. It gave everyone time to talk & share their involvement in the Sustainable Community living industry and how they can enter into future collaborations together.
The Summit is the key event of the Social Impact Festival 2018, hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA.
Social Impact Summit
Thurs, 19 July & Fri, 20 July 2018
The 2 day Social Impact Summit was designed to inspire & empower, bringing together aspiring & experienced leaders of social change & innovation. It moved far beyond just talking – it was a carefully designed journey for learning & co-creating our future together.
Green Fabric offered a highly sucessful interactive workshop looking at ‘Community Led Developments & how can we make them happen’ as part of this SI Summit – ‘Operating Models for Well-being & Sustainability’ section.
Wed, 18 July 2018
The 2nd “Sustainable Built Environment” event organised by the United Nations Assoc of Aust WA Branch (UNAAWA).
This was a Sparker Event for the Social Impact Festival 2018
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.