HAT Forum: Saturday July 16, OISE 252 Bloor Street West. Room TBD

HAT Forum: Saturday July 16, OISE 252 Bloor Street West. Room TBD
Time: 11am to 1pm
UNDERSTANDING INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES
Facilitator: Alex Benedek

In its socially beneficial context, Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, intentional living, alternative communities, cooperative living, and other projects where people strive together with a socially acceptable common vision.

Link to http://www.planetfriendly.net/community.html for more information on the topic of socially beneficial communities.

The most informative internet site that describes “perverse” criminal communities such as youth gangs, motorcycle gangs, ethnic mafias and a variety of legally borderline secret societies is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang.  Sociologically speaking they are also “intentional communities”.

When do communities turn “perverse” and what can society do about it?