Last updated: May 26, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: July 8, 2011
metasofa artists community
(Tucson, Arizona, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 1998
- Start Living Together: 1998
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://metasofa.org/
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://timetraders.metasofa.org/
- Contact Name: chris vansprouts
Open to new Members: Yes
membership process similar to FIC & FEC
Artists community, experiential school, off-grid eco-village, appropriate technology development, alternative media production, resource network support
Cultural diversity with spiritual consciousness is essential – welcoming each other with respect, kindness, learning and understanding. This also includes people of all ages and abilities, and of any economic status.
Living and working together in community is a spiritual practice, where co-operation means with each other… and with guidance from each person’s inspiration (co-operation with spirit, as any artist knows), and then also verified by consensus among members of the community. Depending on viewpoint, there are no leaders, or everyone is a co-leader.
Each person’s time is equally valuable, by definition. Maximum ‘free’ time for healing & creative work. Minimal overhead of all types, including community meetings & chores.
Ecological appropriate technology, and off-grid independence from conventional ‘resources’.
Proposed resident population of 10 to 50, including students, with additional capacity for hundreds of visitors during public events. Non-resident membership is limited by the size of the universe.
Proposed community resources, projects, businesses – theatre & art gallery, restaurant & bakery, greenhouse, gardens & housing around the community.
Proposed experiential ‘non-school’ open educational environment – including music/dance/theatre, media-art production, ecological & appropriate technology, holistic health…
More about the community design at http://metasofa.org/community
We’re facilitating Tucson’s community timebank at http://timetraders.metasofa.org
For latest news, please see http://metasofa.org/news