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PLENARY: The Core Need of Comfortable Shelter with Ousmane Aly Pame, Kelly Hart & Mark Lakeman
Thursday, September 22 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
This 90-minute plenary, with interactive Q&A, invites leaders in the field of ancient & earth wisdom, natural building and community building, Ousmane Aly Pame, Kelly Hart & Mark Lakeman to respond to the following questions:
- What would be your optimal local-to-global strategy for ensuring the guaranteed access of all humans and animals to LIVING SOIL?
- What are the whole system healing benefits of such a strategy?
- How can we move forward to make this a global reality?
Join the plenary live on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/6060001111 or watch live and on-demand on www.theone.stream!
The daily themes of Peace Week 2022 are inspired by the second primary task of Eco-Governance, which is to ensure that the 7 Core Needs of all humans and animals are met through guaranteed access to:
- Living Soil
- Healthy Water
- Vitalizing Food
- Fresh Clean Air
- Physical and Emotional Safety
- Comfortable Shelter
- The conditions needed for all to manifest their unique Life-enriching potential
To learn more about the 7 Core Needs visit https://www.codes.earth/7coreneeds
Biographies of the Speakers
Kelly Hart has had a lifelong interest in building and has worked in construction professionally. After producing a video program titled A Sampler of Alternative Homes: Approaching Sustainable Architecture, Kelly decided to build his own home using the earthbag technique, which was featured in that program. While he built this home, he produced Building with Bags: How We Made Our Experimental Earthbag/Papercrete House, which chronicles his adventure of building this house, and shows other earthbag houses as well. He has written two books about earthbag building, one he self published, and the other for New Society Publishing.
In 2001 Kelly established www.greenhomebuilding.com, which focuses on all aspects of sustainable architecture and natural building and has become a legacy site. In 2005 Kelly created www.dreamgreenhomes.com, which provides both stock and custom designed plans for residential green homes from a variety of professional architects and designers. In 2007 www.earthbagbuilding.com was conceived, written, and organized by Kelly and Dr. Owen Geiger in an effort to bring the concept of earthbag building to the broadest possible audience. Then Kelly and Owen established www.naturalbuildingblog.com which is committed to providing free information that will improve people’s lives in a sustainable and affordable manner.
Ousmane Aly Pame – In 2007, Dr. Pame went to Auroville, India, where he received international training in ecovillage design and sustainable development and has since participated in several international seminars and workshops as a trainer and workshops as a trainer and consultant in this field. From 2007 to 2012, he was Resident Director in Senegal of the Living Routes academic program / University of Massachusetts (USA) in Ecovillages. This international program, present in the United States, Scotland, India, Israel and Costa Rica, allowed him to better understand the philosophy, principles and practices of ecovillages in different regions of the
In April 2009, Dr. PAME was elected as the first Mayor of the young commune of Guédé Chantier where he undertook a program to transform his community into an eco-commune. In December 2012, Dr. Pame was elected in Sekem (Egypt), President of the Global Ecovillage Network – Africa. He is a member of the International Council of Ecovillages. In December 2014, Dr. Pame organized with the support of the Senegalese and German governments, the first World Ecovillage Summit in Dakar which was attended by experts in permaculture, renewable energy, community leaders from over 40 countries. Dr. PAME is the founder of REDES (Network for the Emergence and Development of Ecovillages in the Sahel)
Mark Lakeman designs, draws, writes, speaks, and builds with equal amounts of pleasure. His creative satisfaction comes from helping heal the world and loving well. Mark does this through collaborative design projects and a broad range of creative facilitation avenues. He enjoys witnessing the creative emergence of other individuals, whether through creating new public spaces in communities which lack them, or listening to someone find their voice.
Mark’s early mentors included Will Martin, the iconic architect of Pioneer Square, and numerous other creative leaders in the Portland of the 1970s. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Oregon and completing a brief early career in corporate architecture, Mark traveled the world for 7 years in order to visit and learn from numerous cultures. Upon his return, Mark initiated communitecture, The City Repair Project movement, and the Planet Repair Institute (PRI) in order to contribute to the restoration of vital urban patterns of design participation in Portland and beyond. As a product of Portland itself, Mark stands on broad, strong shoulders in his dedication to evolving the power of design and the design community itself.
Mark brings the village everywhere he goes.