“A comparison study was undertaken between the asset-based community-led development (ABCD) approaches versus the traditional needs-based approach to community development relating to community leadershipContinue reading →
how Asset-based Community-led Development (ABCD) supports & strengthens Art of Hosting (AoH) practices in community engagement & development work.
By Dee BrooksContinue reading →
Conscious Co-Design: creating safe spaces to explore vulnerability in complexity By Dee Brooks Locating yourself within a number of given community engagement and development frameworks can be exciting, stress relieving and can open up new possibilities. Patterns in frameworks are … Continue reading →
Over the years, we have adapted (from others) and developed (our own) practical and emergent ways of discovering assets, both active and latent, in community to support community-led mobilisation for change.Continue reading →
“Imagine a meeting of 60 people, where in an hour you would have heard everyone and at the end you would have precisely identified the 5 most important points that people are willing to act on togetherContinue reading →
By Kerry Hartigan
I know that not all participants end up being practitioners. I know that not all stewards have been apprentices. I believe that there are natural AoH practitioners who come with innate wisdom and experience, without ever joining an AoH gathering. I began to wonder what it would look like if people were asked: ‘Tell me about your AoH journey?”Continue reading →
By Dee Brooks and Kerry Hartigan
Art of Hosting, Ballina, NSW, Australia
The Art of Coasting provided a place to “hold space” for ourselves and each other for gentle healing and catharsis and also for genuine learning and growth. As a Core Team, we all left this training feeling like we had equally contributed, we had experienced a deep learning together and we were equally valued.Continue reading →
I’ve been an Intentional Nomad for over 3 years now and to date, participatory co-designing of meetings, forums, conferences and events is the work that stretches me! Due to not having a physical address or community who I live amongst, I have discovered a few ways to strengthen my own global community while supporting others.Continue reading →
Based on the ABCD Institute’s “Head, Hand, Heart” activity, it encourages people to explore their hidden talents, skills and passions and explore how they can, or already do, share those with others.Continue reading →
It started with a lone voice in Goa, India.
In January 2017, Bernie Dolley from Ikhala Trust, stood up, in front of everyone, at the end of the ABCD Festival in Goa and announced her intention to host the next ABCD global gathering in South Africa.Continue reading →