What might you be thinking at Atmos Totnes?
October 15, 2014
Responses from our Public Meeting in response to the question “if Atmos Totnes developed as you’d like it to, in 5 years time, what would you be thinking as you walked around the site”:
New things of all kinds, more about how to work together – the whole community • Open learning – bring all ages together to learn from one another • I’m breathing in learning! • Gift economy • IT skills •Skills share – music? – Trust-based trade • Brings all ages together to work/co-operate/share • Thriving with ideas • New skills – new connections – linked facilities with KEVICC and Library • Joined up thinking and good communication • Music • Learning about other people/organisations locally • How to make and mend things – how to build with local materials • Learning about how much energy the site is saving • The skills to live and create in community – about great initiatives in town – how to build and fix stuff – whatever I want – free learning groups – manual skills and practical knowledge •
Meet someone new, learn something new – swap a skill, share an idea and a cake • Creative skills – making things – building the environment • Arts and crafts – growing your own food • How to move into the future away from centralised power • Handwork – recycling – interdependence – get along • I’m thinking I want to invite all my relatives down to enjoy this and then go back home to sing its praises • Get ideas that keep going • Inspired – stimulated by diverse cultures • Wow! What a cool place to have contributed to • Education – learning – exploring – science, technology, creation – developing new connecting in my brain • I’m learning carpentry in a workshop from local craftspeople • Relating • The possibility for McCarthy & Stone residents to help maintain gardens etc • Ideas which excite the appreciation of creative intelligence • Conference centre • Information about town and area and what’s available – about railway development and history of the river •
My heritage • Teaching and learning exchange • History/heritage of the site •How to fix my bike – about wildlife on the Dart – How to make a coracle • To let go, to trust, to share, to care • New skills – Living and working together as a close community and inspiration, example to others to follow • I learn from exhibitions and from community involvement in the build process • Learn about new businesses, good food, and meet new people • Craft skills •Open sources expertise, work/learn opportunities • Learning about sustainable design and new skills • The best speakers from around the globe come to educate us about key issues – climate change/ new economics etc – education programmes for young people in global issues • Business development training – Conference centre facilities co-located by train station •