Wake Up & Dream project to host
advocate of ecovillages across the world
Daniel Greenberg, who has spent more than 20 years visiting ecovillages across the world, will be the featured speaker during Oklahoma State University’s Wake Up & Dream project Oct. 25-26 on the Stillwater campus.
Greenberg, who develops ecovillage-based education programs that promote sustainability as the founder and executive director of Living Routes in Amherst, Mass., will be the featured speaker during a series of events during his two-day visit to Oklahoma State.
He will address “Bridging the Gap between Academia and Ecovillages: Using Ecovillages to Teach any Subject,” while on campus. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend when he speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture Building on the Stillwater campus. Earlier that morning he is scheduled to host a workshop with faculty and doctoral students (registration is required).
The lecture is part of the Wake Up & Dream project that works to generate ideas that will inform the architecture design classes during the spring semester for Residential Life’s dormitory expansion into an ecovillage demonstration project and living laboratory for OSU. The design team consists of 100 stakeholders comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members who meet for brainstorming huddles and to hear keynote speakers.
Greenberg will give a passionate testimony about the power of Experiential learning that ecovillages abroad provide and he will delve into why it is relevant and vital for United States-based universities to offer a daily living experience of an ecovillage or a “sustainability living learning community.”
He will also speak on Friday, Oct. 26, using his trademark technique called Wild Design to unleash creativity in the design team. The stakeholders will work from 9 a.m. to noon to further the original ideas for the eco-village design created during the first charrette in September. Lunch will be provided at noon to stakeholders (reservations are required) in Taylor’s Dining, courtesy of the College of Human Sciences.
A celebration concert and information table will be at noon Monday, Oct. 29, at the Student Union Amphitheater.
The Wake Up & Dream project is under the umbrella of the Institute for Creativity and Innovation (ICI) in the School of Entrepreneurship of OSU’s Spears School of Business.
Sponsors include the Kerr Center, OG&E, la Fabbrica del Sole, the Spears School of Business, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology, the College of Education, the Center for Ethical Leadership, Housing and Residential Life, Campus Life, the Student Union and Student Government Association, the Provost’s Interdisciplinary Grant, and the University of Oklahoma’s Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment and OU’s City and Regional Planning Department in the School of Architecture.
To learn more about Wake Up & Dream or more about being a stakeholder in person or by virtual means, please visit creativity.okstate.edu and click on the Wake Up & Dream tab. To view the Wake Up & Dream calendar for speaker events and field trips, visit the calendar. To support and to participate, contact Jane Talkington at 405-714-1919 or by email at email@example.com