Journeyintofragility

Wales

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Eighth step in Wales - curated by Sara Rees - from from 6th to 26th May 2013


Local Partner: Rhod2013


Preserving everyone’s defining features, if to respect differences and promote dialogue, leads to an effective pluralism, much more than the universalistic utopia and the rough generalization on which modernity had its foundations set, and it was focus on sustainability agriculture and new form of eco-living. (Manifesto’s twelfth thesis)

The stay in Wales was realized thanks to the support of the Artist Residence Program Rhod 2013, that has selected and supported  Journey into Fragility. Rhôd is an artist-run project exploring and promoting urban-rural dialogue.

During the three weeks of residences I had the opportunity to visit few eco-villages like Lammas www.lammas.org.uk,  a project created to pioneer an alternative model of living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live in a low-impact lifestyle. The project centres around the eco-village at Tir y Gafel, in north Pembrokeshire. It combines the traditional small holding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture. Also very interesting is the community project Brithdir Mawr www.brithdirmawr.co.uk and the round wood house www.thatroudhouse.info

I had also the opportunity to visit some very innovative organic farm, like Troed y Rhiw Organic www.troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk, Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust and Penyrallt Home farm www.penyrallt.co.uk, or the gardening project created and developed by Nature Wise www.naturewise.org.uk

A special thanks to all the wonderful people I met, who hosted me in their houses, and that with their reflections and their choices of changes have contributed to the success and enrichment of this step of Journey into Fragility.