(Community Curator and OpenCare Fellow)
#woodmaking #community #activism #marginalization #publicpolicy #wellbeing #therapy #mentalhealth
A hoarder of bits of thinking and half formed disruptive thoughts with occasional bouts of fundamentalism about things that should be simple. Lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she co-founded the GalGael Trust , an organisation which provides learning experiences anchored in practical activities that offer purpose and meaning.
They run a large physical space consisting of a large carpentry workshop, metal working room, co-working stations for makers, and timber warehouse. People whos lives have been battered by storms such as worklessness, depression or addiction work on demanding projects which require collaborative efforts. Some of the products are then sold through the social enterprise - their traditional wood longboats are widely recognised as the best on the market.
Gehan is curating a track at the OpenVillage Festival in Brussels this October. It is a participant built event dedicated to bringing together existing projects into a demo of a new health and social care system powered by open source, community-driven solutions ("opencare"). We are interested in what our peers already already are doing in different parts of the world, and what we can do together.
Are you interested in how to build healthy organisations, communities or healthy societies humming with human flourishing? Perhaps you might like to join us?
Learn more about Gehan's work and how you could get involved in the OpenVillage Festival here.
Image Credit: Scottish Field