Local Lives – Global Matters
From October 16th – 18th, 2015, Local Futures co-organized the Local Lives – Global Matters with Oases, a Melbourne-based institute with affiliation to Schumacher College in the UK. The conference took place in the town of Castlemaine, and involved a large number of regional partners who are already involved in various forms of localization, including co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren’s, institute.
The event consisted of plenaries, workshops, storytelling, arts and music, as well as site visits showcasing local initiatives. Themes included meaningful livelihoods, reducing scale, reclaiming democracy, local interdependence and the strengthening of spiritual values.