2. (philosophy, sciences) having properties as a whole that are more complex than the properties contributed by each of the components individuals 3. an upcoming conference for intentional living communities
What does it mean to build, live in, and sustain community? How might we do it better? The Bay Area is home to hundreds of co-ops, communes, and intentional living communities, but it's rare that we get the opportunity to connect in one space. "Emergent Communities" is a way to bring folks together who participate in the creation of these communities to share knowledge and co-create. For our inaugural conference, our theme is "impact." What impact can we have together across living communities, and what can we share with those in our homes and beyond?
Topics will range from the tactical - how do other houses do it? - to high level questions about the role of co-ops and living communities in society today.