Open Source Syntropy: A Guide

Syntropic agriculture is a process-based form of farming that (while drawing heavily on and overlapping with tropical homegardens, indigenous agroforestry / food forests etc) emerges from Brazil. Think highly diverse food forests organised in rows for production with the [crucial] inclusion of a range of support species so that your system can generate its own … Continue reading Open Source Syntropy: A Guide

Shut Down Diaries III: A Walk to the Grave / And Back

“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.”  – Arundhati Roy The water seemed clearer, translucent. Was it the weather, or the lockdown? Across the harbour, a sole ferry burned its … Continue reading Shut Down Diaries III: A Walk to the Grave / And Back

Imagining Decolonised Cities presents a symposium, “What is a Decolonised City?”

This is an old piece of mine – from Salient magazine in 2017 – but I'm reposting [an edited version] for the relevance it has to broader conversations on the relevance of history to today, and the potential for constitutional transformation in Aotearoa. There were a number of powerful speakers that day in Porirua at … Continue reading Imagining Decolonised Cities presents a symposium, “What is a Decolonised City?”