I’ve already written about the group from Brazil who attended the 2010 Transition Network conference, but on the Sunday afternoon, they asked to film a short interview that they could take back to Brazil with them. In it, Peter Lipman and myself explored resilience and Transition in the Brazilian context, as well as how Transition might embed in a nation currently living with the belief that it has vast untapped energy resources at its disposal. So here it is, thanks to the nu-project folks,
The Transition Network conference 2010, held at Seale Hayne Agricultural College, was an extraordinary few days. It is a mark of how far come the organisation and the concept has come in its 4 year life that it can bring 300 people together for such a deep, challenging and nourishing 3 days. I left feeling deeply honoured to be part of such a dynamic movement, and also of the team that organised the event, an incredible bunch of people. I’m not going to write a blow-by-blow account of the event, partly because the event has already been ably blogged about over at the Transition Network site, and also at Transition Radio site, but also because I didn’t get to that much of the workshops and Open Space sessions, due to dashing here and there and doing interviews, chatting to people, and other things including, occasionally, just lying in the sunshine! However, I did want to mention a few of my own highlights of the event.
So here I am. I fully intended to be giving the England match my full attention right now, but I’ve been left distinctly restive by this afternoon’s long session by Stoneleigh of The Automatic Earth, and feel the need to put some thoughts down.
Including the extensive Q&A session her talk lasted virtually three hours and covered a lot of ground, starting from a good runthrough of the ‘peak energy’ situation, but quickly focusing in on finance, as she believes that this is the factor that will most dramatically shape our immediate future. Notably, the talk attracted almost half the attendees of the Transition Conference, despite the numerous other Open Space sessions taking place at the same time.