We invited people who are not in denial about the situation and ready to live and to act together in the world as it is. We invited people of different professions and backgrounds, especially activists, artists, researchers and protectors of ecosystems, alternative education practitioners, urban and rural communities and ecovillages members, thinkers, philosophers and writers, social entrepreneurs, traditional knowledge holders, psychologists and psychotherapists, cultural workers, meditation practitioners, natural beekeepers, forest gardeners, seed savers and farmers practising regenerative agriculture.
During the event there were no clear borders between organizers and participants of the process. The Gathering is a joint action, defined by all participants as a living community of human beings.
Deep Live Gathering is an experimental multi-local non-commercial event organized by some participants of Deep Adaptation Forum, Norwegian Seeds Savers, On the Edge and We here projects. The Gathering has no financial support from DAF or other organizations. It is funded by donations; participants of local gatherings were invited to pay for living and travel costs and to help those who does not have this possibility. We are grateful for those who are able to support this project.
The Great Turning: Reconnecting Through Collapse
Fundraising Coordinator in the Deep Adaptation Forum, a resident of Brooklyn, NYC. Interacting with communities of like-minded activists, pondering internal, interpersonal, and practical adaptations to our predicament.
Earth Lover channeling that passion through active membership in Radical Joy for Hard Times; Deep Adaptation Forum; and Ozark Area Community Congress.