Your NameLisa Sangelo
Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Santa Fe, Fall-Winter 2023
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Leading and educating by mapping/lighting new ways (or recovering old ways) of being in the world which regenerate the living systems we depend upon and our love and respect for them.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Collaboration and development of ideas with thought leaders at the broader scale and instigation / leadership within my locality and field of expertise

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

Regenerative Practitioner series
Attending and integrating with the Bioneers movement or a sub-movement
Creating a Consultancy
Taking a seat on the board of a local planning project, such as the Turf Replacement program
Creating a talk to present to HOA's and Community planning forums regarding new ways of looking at 'Landscape'

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

Finding my Voice and having confidence in what I know and have to offer
Being unapologetic nor self-conscious of my expression
Collaboration - listening and participating authentically

5. And for professional growth?

Widening my practice from residential to serve the broader community
Networking and collaboration
Carving my role as a consultant and leader in my field

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

A Bachelors degree, Global travel and exploration, growing a family, 10 years in design-build firms, Licensure, 3 years in private practice, an inspiring workspace, a lot of time and growth work..

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Permaculture - Bill Mollison, Masanobu Fukuoka, David Holmgren etc
Ecological Design
Animism, Systems thinking, Deep Ecology
Soulcraft - Bill Plotkin
Joanna Macey, Lynne Twist, Bayo Akomolafe, Paul Hawken, Tyson Yunkaporta, Fritjof Capra, Gary Snyder

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

I relate as an deep ecologist, believing that humans, while making up a small proportion of life on earth, play a critical role due to our power to destroy or regenerate life. I see that since we so recently (as a species) lost our animistic connection with the living systems which support us, we have destroyed so much, including the very quality of our own lives. I believe that our evolution (and survival) as a species depend on understanding our place within the context of this living planet and acting upon it.

Date CreatedNovember 13, 2023