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Memetic Cascadia: A knowledge sharing course on building a contagious Cascadia

We will examine ways to transform the abstract idea of Cascadia, the bioregion, into a contagious idea associated with our regional identity. The class will consist of knowledge-sharing as well as creating a functional workspace from which to spread the meme of being "Cascadian." The intent of the class is to eventually become a "think tank."

This course is FREE as it is part of Portland Free School. The goal is to create a bioregional awakening (Cascadia) that becomes widespread and very contagious and then create a "culture of active social change."
Memetic Cascadia: A knowledge sharing course on building a contagious Cascadia

Course description:

We will examine ways to transform the abstract idea of Cascadia, the bioregion, into a contagious idea associated with our regional identity. The class will consist of knowledge-sharing as well as creating a functional workspace from which to spread the meme of being "Cascadian." The intent of the class is to eventually become a "think tank."

This course is FREE as it is part of Portland Free School. The goal is to create a bioregional awakening (Cascadia) that becomes widespread and very contagious and then create a "culture of active social change."


Time:

Mondays (starting July 11th) 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Location:

Okay we have not found a permanent location for the class and I have decided no matter what we will start on July 11th at 5:00 PM. So that first class will meet at the front door of Millar Library at PSU. There is a big beautiful tree that PSU had to build around when they redesigned the library years ago. We will meet there and send "runners" to find a study room either in library of Smith Memorial Hall (northwest across from the library). When we find an empty room that we can use then we will leave a note at the entrance of the library (we will put a Doug flag or something indicating Cascadia on it with directions). To get to PSU campus if by bus then there is the Max lines that go up Fifth Avenue end at PSU and the Portland street car also crosses the campus. The following is the address to the Millar Library:

Portland State University Library
1875 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

 http://library.pdx.edu/

Future location of classes are still to be located. We need a place that will not be interrupted by restaurant music, loud pub talk and other normal interruptions. The ideal location should have a whiteboard, internet access, chairs and a center table. Also a projector and screen or infocus machine would be really great. We are looking into the Red & Black Cafe, PSU student clubs, several downtown churches and so forth. I would prefer downtown only because it is centrally located for those coming from all directions in Portland and its outskirts, but if a location that has a main bus route of Max line near by then that would due.

words 08.Jul.2011 16:46

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