Hot off the presses! Here's a first draft of my mini e-book Sensing Space: The Sacred Architecture of Here and now which is an ecofeminist approach to using permaculture and yoga principles to build a New Earth. This is an introduction to the practice of Deep Design which I published in July 2020. Dive inside … Continue reading Sensing Space: The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now
Spring 2020, things fell apart just a few days before I was scheduled to do this interview for a conference called Awakening Utopia. The world stopped and shut down in reaction to the viral outbreak of a deadly disease known as COVID-19, and the conference became about something much more real, Emergence and Empowerment in … Continue reading Deep Design: Architecture for a New Earth
Get a look at these, my most recent sketches on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/visionaryarch/
In 2015 I graduated with a Masters of Science in Geodesign and a whole new vision for the practice of sustainable development. I'd gained the technology and skills to implement ways of living and building in harmony with the Earth, in what I called at the time, New Nature. This type of ecological, zero waste, … Continue reading New Nature: Architecture + Geodesign
This Architectural Thesis written by Veronica Anderson in 2013 explores ecological and social resiliency strategies for slums in Latin America. This illustrated booklet explores a critical and visionary urban design approach to providing fresh water, public health, and educational services to marginalized populations. Informal development is explored as a technique for creating empowerment and emergent … Continue reading Urban Climate Catalyst
This poem explores how forgotten spaces like the elevator can catalyze social transformation as well as healing at the individual level. This is an idea that dances along the lines of mindfulness and spirituality where they intersect with architecture and urbanism.
This piece contains some intuitive guidance I received from the Earth (Gaia) for healing humanity. It takes the form of elemental wisdom explored in a practical and philosophical approach to healing for humans and humanity using an integral, multiscalar approach. This study first looks at the seen and unseen aspects of healing using each of the four elements, and then using each element as a lens compares healing both on the scale of the human body and the societal body.
We need to start building a future lived in love, now. Conscious of our role as stewards of a unique and precious planet, our actions must be motivated by a love of life, and at the very lease a respect for survival. In the future, cities will produce energy instead of consume it, emit clean air … Continue reading Architects, a Call to Action.
Sacred/Public Space & Light May 2012 I have such fond memories of this city, its friendly faces, public spaces, and the sea. The Islamic Architecture sang to me of divine holy expressions in silent sacred spaces. When I visited the first time, my eyes were newly opened to the eternal play and performance … Continue reading Istanbul, Turkey
New kinds of design teams working on global and urban sustainability are challenging the notion that development solutions must come from professionals. Sanadora Collaborativa is one of them, an international collective of experts on architecture, planning, urban development and policy-making that takes an ecofeminist, public-health driven approach to building and uplifting communities to achieve sustainable habits of growth in Latin America by 2030. In this way, communities begin to view themselves as holding the answers to their own problems rather than looking externally for professional help. We focus on building capacity to develop resiliency within indigenous villages, neighborhoods, and cities. Click the image to continue reading.