International (Un)Common Meal:Easter Dinner in cohousing w/UK Prof
Curious about what it feels like to cook and eat together in cohousing, and how it helps develop community, at here and abroad? Join our community co-creators, UK cohousing and communities Researcher Dr. Helen Jarvis (left; from University of Newcastle) and some (invited) community members for a hands-on experience of Cooking in Community. Read more about her below the event description.
No need to bring any potluck items, we'll be shopping and serving a scrumptious but simple homemade dinner made with local ingredients that you are invited to join in help prepare. BYOB if you like to have a drink with dinner. We've divided the prep into a bunch of easy, manageable tasks, but we'll give you a chance to experience some of the fun pressure and collaborative problem-solving that we experience cooking together for groups.
Sign up in advance to either come by 5:00 to help cook, or come by 6:15 to help with cleanup; we'll be serving with dinner-table conversation by 6:30, in full discussion mode by 7-7:30 and wrapping up around 8:30 (with later arrivals sticking around to help clean up). East Bay Cohousing (EBCOHO) Supporting Members save $5!
About our Special Guest
Dr. Helen Jarvis is internationally regarded for advancing new paradigms of sustainable de-growth and social architectures that support a green sharing economy.
She has an established international reputation in each of four intersecting strands of research and scholarship in urban social geography; (i) household work-life reconciliation, including ageing and the mobility; (ii) Public space, public life and accessible cities, understanding this holistically and relationally; (iii) ethnographies and infrastructures of time-space co-ordination, with a particular focus on the 'social architectures' of shared space and self-governance in collaborative living arrangements of intentional community and cohousing; (iv) new urban policies for sustainability, focussing on the green sharing economy and its roots in voluntary civic engagement. Each strand of research engages with real-world problems.
Scholarly publications include three books on Cities, Gender, Work/Life Balance and Social Reproduction and more than 20 solo-author peer-review articles in top ranking journals. She is regularly invited to speak at international symposia and to provide opinion and debate on new urban policies for sustainability in national and international news media, including appearances on BBC Radio 4 programmes Today and Thinking Allowed.