Alejandra Liora Adler, CEO, is a visionary social actionist facilitator, psychologist, holistic nutritionist, event organizer, photographer and dancer. Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s she explored intentional and traditional communities as a means to create a basis for a culture that provided both for physical needs and the basic human need to belong. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Ecovillage Network, its representative to the UN, and as a co-founder of a women’s sewing cooperative and two ecovillage projects in Latin America,Huehuecoyotl Ecovillage in Mexico and Caravana Arcoiris por la Paz por la Paz she has shared her experience and knowledge in 30 countries. With Andrew Langford she co-founded ia University,, now in its 11th year. She has a particular interest in the social permaculture approach to community development, women’s empowerment, nested enterprises and creative design. Andrew Langford: Chief Permaculture Officer (PCO) developed strong practical experience with academic skills by interspersing periods of work in manufacturing, farming and professional practice with post experience Diploma and Graduate studies. Because of this blended pathway he is both a skilled designer and practitioner and persistent advocate for action based, experiential learning. Andrew pioneered permaculture in England in the mid 1980’s becoming the first UK Permaculture Teacher. He then went on to create the independent UK Diploma of Applied Permaculture Design system, now in it’s 22nd year. This Diploma template has formed the basis of the action un/learning methodology of Gaia University, founded in 2004 and now used to support resilience practitioners around the world in their efforts to create sustainable farms, ranches and associated community projects. Recognizing the essential need for climate solutions Andrew heads the design and consulting team of Cambia. works.
2016 Convergence RED Talk Presentation: Gaia U: 10 Years of Supporting EcoSocial Designers. What’s Next?
2016 Convergence Panel: Our 200 Year Plan: Designing our Future Together