Kia ora te whanau,
I am attending the UNSCHOOL of Disruptive Design in Melbourne 23 - 29th January 2016 but I need a little help to get me there. I have a partial scholorship for my fees, which cover transport and food costs whilst on the course. I have flights and accommodation sussed thanks to my amazing family! and super lucky my sister lives in Melbourne.
So I have setup a pledge me page at the following link with some super sweet rewards.
I will be posting images of the rewards over the next month here on my blog and on my facebook page Senorita AweSUMO.
The UNSCHOOL of Disruptive Design is an experimental knowledge lab in New York City. Where they curate brain-activating events, classes, fellowship programs and knowledge transfer experiences that pop up around the world. The lab encourages people from diverse professional backgrounds to reorient the way they perceive and act in the world, learning how to maximize their capacity to influence and affect positive social and environmental change.
This is the perfect way for me to start off 2016 with a BANG! Get my brain into the sphere of social change and how I can activate my community to work alongside me in creating awareness and change in regards to our consumption rates and our textile waste.
The Un-School is a value and agenda driven organization that seeks to inspire, engage and evoke positive change in others through creative interventions and unique educative experiences. Their mission is to activate creative leadership for social and environmental change.
The unique Disruptive Design curriculum is designed to offer fresh approaches to skill development and knowledge transfer. They build classes that don't exist anywhere else and create programs that challenge the status quo.
The Un-School methodology and learning model was developed by the founder Leyla Acaroglu, and incorporates systems thinking, sustainability sciences and sociology along with design approaches to address complex problems. They develop and employ experience based knowledge transfer methods to evoke transformative change. They seek to overcome linear, reductionist thinking by developing new approaches to creative problem solving that can be applied to business, government and individual practices.
At the Un-School they work to create opportunities that empower our growing community of creative rebels, change agents, risk takers, mavericks and misfits, to develop opportunities for enhancing their capacity to create positive change.
Sounds like i'll be hanging out with some like minded individuals and growing my capacity for change.
I'd love it if you could help me get there and for this not to be a massive financial drain on me to do it, asking for help can sometimes be one of the hardest things to do especially when it comes to money. It's not always an abundant thing for some and as I grow my zerowaste textile business into a self sustaining one I need all the help I can get.
here's some easy links for you to find it.
Pledge me link
Senorita AweSUMO Facebook
I hope your holiday season is joyful and adventurous.
Fiona Clements. Pakeha, Kai Tahu, Craftivist, Sustainable Fashion and Zerowaste Textile Practitioner. Conscious Consumer advocate.