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Build it and they will come: Gathering 2020

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” Marianne Williamson Unphased by a health pandemic, our community was unreasonable and responded to our request to connect with new members with the fervency expected of Life Itself […]

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Bergerac Build Festival 2020: More than just bricks and mortar

‘I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect at the building festival, planning to leave the UK during a pandemic felt worrying, however after months of isolation I felt like human connection was truly needed. I can genuinely say that I discovered in the South of France one of the most welcoming and caring communities I […]

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Reflections on the First Contemplative Activism Gathering (Dec 2019)

Seeing the world as it is. Learning to act and be when we have no ground under our feet The first contemplative activism gathering took place near Kings Lynn, in the beautiful and whimsical West Lexham centre. So what did you do? We met, we talked, we meditated and did some embodied practice together. What actually happened? We found […]

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The Contemplative Activism Gathering

Art / Earth / Tech is pleased to team with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of the Transition Town movement to put together the first gathering of a new initiative on contemplative activism.  Here, Naresh, my co-organiser, briefly explains it as: “When a disappointment happens in the environmental movement, we often hear: ‘It’s alright, eventually consciousness is going to change’,… […]

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Our 2019 Gathering

On August 18th for the fourth time, a group of thirty people found their way through tunnels, highways, wheatfields and finally to the forested gardens of La Cheraille. These participants in the Art / Earth / Tech annual Gathering were drawn by their conviction that we, and the world we are part of, desperately need […]

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Our 2018 Gathering

In 2018 the Art Earth Tech annual gathering became a tradition. For the third time, people came from all around the world to La Cheraille, an intimate tuft of eccentric beauty that protrudes from the vast, flat expanse of wheat fields outside Rambouillet, France, an hour from Paris. Here, for over thirty years, Christophe Godefroy has created an […]