- Our Journey
- About T2R
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Kosha Joubert (MSc Organisational Learning and Development) is the Secretary General of the Global Ecovillage Network - Europe. Having lived in ecovillages for the past 20 years, she is part of a consultancy team that takes the knowledge gained in the ecovillage movement out to the wider society. She is co-author of the curriculum for the Ecovillage Design Education, co-editor of Beyond You and Me. Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community, Permanent Publications, 2007 and has just published a book on the power of collective wisdom in German (Die Kraft der Kollektiven Weisheit, Kamphausen, 2010). She convened the Learning Partnership ‘Transition to Resilience’.
Robin Alfred, BA (Oxon), M.Phil (Cantab) worked as a trainer, educator and social work manager for 15 years in London, prior to coming to the Findhorn Foundation, Scotland in 1995. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals in corporate, public sector and community settings. Robin is founding Director of the Findhorn Consultancy Service; has been a faculty member of the Findhorn Foundation’s Ecovillage Training for the past five years and has also taught on the Ecovillage Design Education both at Findhorn and in Sieben Linden. He is co-editor of ‘Beyond You and Me – Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community’.
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John Croft B.A, Dip Ed (Lond), a professional international Consultant, Educator, Facilitator, and Trainer in Ecologically Sustainable Community Economic Development, teaching at University and in other contexts, and researching the subject for the last thirty six years, both internationally and in Australia. He is creator of the Dragon Dreaming © approach to running successful community projects. He is also co-founder of the Gaia Foundation of Australia. He was a founder member and on the Committee of the WA Branch of the Australian Association for Sustainable Communities, and the WA Association for Adult and Community Education, and is currently a board member of Sophia College (Australia) and Gaia University.
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Capra Caruba (Christine Schneider) was born in 1968 in Northern Germany and has lived, since 2001, in Damanhur, where she chose the name Capra Carruba. She has studied political science,
and has worked as a consultant in Organization Development and training, presently in her own company SOLIOS. Capra is teaching metaphysics and community building in the University of Damanhur. Her great research interest is what makes communities work and how transformation can be realized. Capra is General Secretary of GEN in the twin office of Damanhur.
Lisette Schuitemaker (1954, the Netherlands) has always been interested in what makes people move and societies work. She obtained a MA in Latin and ran her own communications agency with a focus on internal communication in organisations. She sold her company to concentrate on writing for organisations that were pioneering sustainability and served on the Board of Social Venture Network Europe. Her interest turned to internal communication within people and she studied with Barbara Brennan to achieve a BSc in Healing Science. She is currently a Trustee of the Findhorn Foundation, a member of the Board of the Center for Human Emergence NL and of the Home Foundation. She has just published a book on the 5 childhood conclusions that are at the basis of all human thinking and doing.
Alex Duffy is an Ecological Building Consultant with 30 years of practical experience and innovation in this field. Currently completing a MSc. in Sustainable Development with Exeter University, UK. A qualified facilitator for the following sustainable development courses;
(1) Ecovillage Design Education; Wongsanit Ashram Ecovillage, Thailand.
(2) Skilling up for Powerdown; Cultivate Living & Learning Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
(3) Training for Transition; Transition Network, Totnes, UK.
Completing a seven year Gaelic shamanic apprenticeship this year and passionate about spirituality, art, sustainability and community empowerment. Currently general secretary of the Transition Towns Ireland and Northern Ireland Network.
Iain Davidson has over 30 years experience in the field of Technology and Computing for organisations ranging from small private companies to large multinationals (Group 4, AstraZeneca) and the UK Government (MoD, and the former DSS). He ran his own software development company for 8 years before moving to Findhorn. Until recently, he was the IT Manager for the Findhorn Foundation.
His current role is Strategic Development, Education, for the Findhorn Foundation. As a Faculty member, he delivers courses in the field of Sustainability and Ecology, with a particular interest in how economics shapes our world. He represents the Foundation on the Transition to Resilience Training Learning Partnership, and looks forward to deepening this work.
Macaco Tamerice (Martina Grosse Burlage) President of GEN Europe, Coordinator of International Community Relations for the Federation of Damanhur. Trained in music and voice, Macaco toured as a professional jazz singer in Europe, Japan and Canada, for over twenty years. Fluent in five languages, trained in community-building and conflict resolution during the last 15 years, Macaco has held roles of social and artistic responsibility in the community of Damanhur. In 2008, she became Vice President, and in 2010 President of GEN Europe. In 1992, she graduated from the Damanhur School for Spiritual Healers, and she joined the Federation of Damanhur as a full time citizen in 1993. She is interested in sustainability, from renewable energy to eco-building, and she lives in a straw bale house that she built together with her husband, a Peruvian architect, who has been living in Damanhur for 27 years.
Hendrik Tiesinga MA (Phil Amsterdam) MA (Organisation Studies Warwick Business Schl) is an experienced designer and facilitator of multi-stakeholder learning and innovation processes with experience in the field of sustainability in business, social innovation and new ways of collaborative working. He was a co-initiators of the Finance Innovation Lab, in London. He has worked with WWF, Siemens, The European Commission, The Hub London &Brussels, the Asia Europe Foundation, FoAM, The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and the Innovation Exchange of the UK Cabinet office. He has facilitated workshops in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Greece and Brazil.
Davie Philip runs the Community Resilience programme at Cultivate at Cultivate Living and Learning. He was a founding member of both FEASTA: the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and Sustainable Projects Ireland LTD the company behind the sustainable community project in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary where he now lives. For the last three years he has been a director of Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland.
Martin Stengel graduated as an engineer for energy technologies with emphasis on alternative energies and sustainable construction. He has been living in, co-designing and co-managing the ecovillage of Sieben Linden since 15 years. He is part of the team "HandinHand", consulting existing and new initiatives on living in community. He is an experienced "Forum" facilitator, group facilitator and event moderator. He has been co-teaching and facilitating the Ecovillage Design Educations in Sieben Linden since 2007, as well as other courses related to the Education for Sustainable Development.
Formica Coriandolo has lived in the Federation of Damanhur since 1983. She has actively contributed to the construction of the Temples of Humankind designing and creating many of the glassworks. For 6,5 years, she held the position of one of the two guides, gaining profound insights into leadership in community. Formica‘s great passion is singing and the treehouse in which she lives together with her husband. In the last years, she is responsible for public relations in Damanhur. Formica has a fifeteen-year-old son.
Simone Poutnik (MA in International Communication, Perugia, Italy) is a social entrepreneur, action researcher, designer and facilitator of collaborative innovation and multi-stakeholder engagement processes. She has been working with social movements, learning networks and communities of practice for the past ten years. As a social entrepreneur she is playing with new social business models and ways of resourcing social movements. Simone has initiated and co-founded the Hub Brussels and Natural Innovation - an interdisciplinary platform for learning and collaboration around the pressing issues of our times and the new human capacities needed to tackle them.
Kipper Fisher winner of the Wild Visions Heritage Prize (Wuppertal) for long term activists. He is founder of Southern Networks for Environment and Development, a non government organisation working on development projects in Africa. Kipper is on the Executive Committee of the German Permaculture Academy, is a Permaculture designer. He is on the social committee of the housing copperative, Selbstverwaltete Ostberliner Genossinnenschaft (SOG), which provides offices, has a communicity cafe and runs other projects. Kipper was one of the founders of the Initiative Transition Town Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, one of the first Transition Town initiatives in Germany.
Sophy Banks set up the first “Heart and Soul” group in Transition Town Totnes that focuses on the psychology of change, as well as coordinating the TTT central office and systems. A trainer for over 20 years she has worked as an engineer, information systems consultant and psychotherapist and has considerable experience of voluntary sector and community projects. She has an advanced engineering degree from Cambridge University.
Naresh Giangrande is co- founder of Transition Town Totnes, the first Transition Town and has been involved in designing, running and evolving many of the events, groups, and trainings of the Transition Towns project. He has delivered the Training for Transition, Transition Talk Training, Train the Trainers, and Transition training for Local Authorities and organisations to over hundreds of participants in 9 countries. He set up and coordinated the energy group of TTT, and is currently a director of TTT ltd. Prieviously he lived and worked in an eco-community, was Managing Director of a landscape company, and a gaffer in the film industry. He has also taught meditation, has a degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and is father to two daughters.