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ARA on Housing part 2

2nd ARA meeting on housing held yesterday at Unity Pavilion. .This follow-up meeting was building upon the ideas shared in the last ARA meeting. It was a working meeting, where participants were exploring ways to prioritise and practically implement these ideas. The ideas regarding housing, which primarily focussed upon affordable housing, fell into three main categories:
1.Finding new accommodation / places to build 2. The planning and construction of new accommodation 3. The financing of new accommodation.
The Organization Research Group

Housing, Economy, Water

Today at 3.30pm at Unity Pavilion 2nd ARA working meeting on housing.
The ideas regarding housing, which primarily focussed upon affordable housing, fell into three main categories:
1.Finding new accommodation/places to build 2. The planning and construction of new accommodation 3. The financing of new accommodation

PondyPHOTO, a biennale festival initiated by PondyART, is a platform where art and education attempt to break existing social barriers, by presenting visually impactful photography-oriented events focused on today’s social and environmental issues in public spaces.The theme for PondyPHOTO 2016 is WATER.Open and Free to the Public27 August -11 September 2016
Pondy photo 2016 grand opening with WATER ARIA inauguration on 26th of August Old Port, Pondicherry 26 August at 8.00 PM Blessings of Water and Nature through Voice with Hamsini (Francoise Martinezand Bryce), Carla Rosa Gileno, AV sisters.
Old Port, Pondicherry 27 August 8pm at multiple locations at the Old Port
MOVING Feastan exploration of water through dance with Ram and Suresh, Grace Gitadella, Shadow Box and AV Sisters.

The first PERMABLITZ will be at Fertile on Wednesday 24th of August Meet at Fertile Kitchen – 3:30 pm till 5 pm

The indispensable basis of our Yoga is sincerity, honesty, unselfishness, disinterested consecration to the work to be done, nobility of character and straight forwardness.
The Mother

Comments: 0 Date: 22 Aug 2016

Active Participation for TDC

AV Council invited the community to a follow-up General Meeting on the re-visioning and re-structuring of the Town Planning and Development of Auroville.Following the last workshop held in beginning of May 2016, a group of Resource Persons have been working to put together a framework to present to the community.
Although they have not managed to prepare all the data, was still clear that we might go another round (or another loop) if the members of the community will not actively participate in the process of re-structuring of the planning body.

Is There a Housing Crisis in AV?

After months of research ARA core group invited the community to sharing yesterday at Unity Pavilion. After opening remarks we heard the report of the study group on the topic of housing, which has asked itself “Crisis, yes, but what crisis?
Close to hundred members of the community participated in the following part of work in groups to find either long or short term solution for housing crisis.
In the last part all ten groups shared their suggestions and proposals.
To that event continuation follows – maybe in next two weeks, and with a big hope of active participation, especially of those who are affected the most by the addressed topic.

Artist at Heart

An interview with Pierre Legrand about the new art piece coming up at Town Hall .
ACUR management team has asked Pierre to make the windows “visible” since there were some accidents with breaking glass, but in an Interview with Pierre we found out more than that.

Generosity and Gratitude for IYD

From Youth Link which has emerged in Retreat in March 2015, three active members visited us in the studio. After more than a year of their existence they have managed to set up their scope of work, focus of action – they are working on working opportunities of youth of AV and bioregion, searching for alternative and collective ways of housing, and trying to set up an efficient network for (higher) education. In that quest they do include people of other ages, and as they are saying support from all ways is huge (from AV alone they have between 80 to 90 mentors from other age groups).

Last year we celebrated for the first time an International Youth Day at Bahart Nivas.
This year IYD will be celebrated at Unity Pavilion on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of August. For that occasion they are inviting all the youth from AV, bioregion, and others to come forward, and display their projects, art…..
The UN theme for this year “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption.” they have “auroviliazed”, and in that sense the focus of this year celebration will be on Generosity and Gratitude.

Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jul 2016

Planning Workshop (2 days)

Auroville value-based Town Planning and Development Workshop took place on 30th of April and 1st of May, from, 8:30 am to 5 pm
The workshop marks the 1st phase and is meant to build up energy, align our vision and values and prepare the ground for a further participatory process which includes the whole community. “Auroville is conceived as an urban experiment that would address the work of the ‘evolution of consciousness’: a spiritual way of life while dealing with challenges posed by the economic, sociological and cultural factors of the region.” (The Mother, 1970)
Workshop Objectives:

1. To generate a shared vision for planning as a true base for collaboration and initiating a participatory process for emerging from values into action

2. To find agreement around key issues with regard to Town Planning and Development in Auroville and how we can work together with integral vision and inclusiveness towards their realization.

3. To identify levels and stages of participation to put in place a process of a larger community participation in order to encourage and gather community input to Auroville planning.

4. By November, create a strong, vibrant and collaborative l’Avenir d’Auroville with an integral approach which takes into account all the facets of Auroville’s ideals and development, working together, transcending opinions and positions.

Discuss Kalpana Project G.M.

General Meeting to Discuss the Kalpana Project and our development priorities and methods. The Residents’ Assembly Service (RAS) invited the community for a General Meeting to discuss the Kalpana Project on Friday, April 15 at Unity Pavilion
The meeting has given residents an opportunity to: a) Discuss concerns; and b) Seek clarifications regarding the project.
Representatives of the following groups attended this meeting
• The Town Development Council (TDC),
• The Funds and Asset Management Committee (FAMC)
• The Project Holders
Approximate speaker timings:
Intro Jesse and throughout, Alok 8.20 min, Ange 16.32, 2.14, Satyakam 18.28, 40.49, 1.10.14, Devasmita 36.18, Susan P 46.20, JFP 49.50, Vani 50.04, PCS 55.44, Renu 1.02, 2.02, Aneeta 1.06, Sauro 1.13, Ambu 1.26, PVC 1.29, Alain B 1.31, Elvira 1.34, Manolo 1.36, Ramnarayan 1.37, Anita 1.42, Angela 1.46, Helgard 1.48, Olivier B 1.53, Noel 1.55, Sindhuja (AVC) 1.59.30, Aneeta 2.08, Paulien plus several – end

GM on Kalpana 15th

Friday, 15th of April at 4.30 General Meeting on Kalpana with the Town Development Council (TDC), the Funds and Asset Management Committee (FAMC) and the Project Holders.

Friday, 15th at 2.30pm at Life Education Centre (LEC)YEN KALVI – My Education. Dr. Jayakumar, Professor and coordinator of career placement cell in Pondicherry University will present the information and answer questions from students and parents.

Saturday, 16th of April at 3pm at Unity Pavilion General Meeting on CIRHU.

Saturday April 16th 2 pm to 4 pm NIRMITI Project LAND-ART in Botanical Gardens

Sunday 17th of April at 5pm at Certitude Sports Ground TEN KILOMETERS BAREFOOT RUN IN THE AUROVILLE FOREST…where you can at the same time fund raise for our land by LAFU and Green Acres.

An uncompromising sincerity is the surest way to spiritual achievement.
Do not pretend -b be.
Do not promise – act.
Do not dream –
The Words of The Mother , Vol 14

Housing for Avi International

On Friday the 19th of February the Housing service presented their work to Auroville International

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