What we're about

We enjoy “community” and authentic engagement. We want to feel connected to our neighbors, and learn to live together interdependently. We want to live in harmony with the earth and all life forms. We’re interested in models like co-housing, ecovillages, coworking, timebanks and lending clubs. We support permaculture, earth building and transition movements: means of restoring health for our environment and humanity. We want to learn from those in the Phoenix/Tempe area that are doing things right – where is community already sustainable and why?

Join us for “tent talk” gatherings: real conversations where every person’s voice is heard. Held in locations throughout the metropolitan area, the talks give us a chance to experience perspectives other than our own. We’ll uncover common ground and shared concerns and work toward real solutions. Guest speakers will help us explore the issues we’re curious about. We’ll visit functioning communities and take workshops to build our skills. The possibilities for this group are limitless – expect to see spin-off collaborations and sub-groups forming as like-minded members find each other at our events. We will become a community ourselves!

You Are : Here began in 2014 as a collaborative project between artists Jennifer Kane and Beth Ann Morrison in the Public Practice graduate program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. Together, Beth Ann and Jenny created a transformable trailer that served as a mobile platform for engagement in the Antelope Valley desert communities of Littlerock and Sun Village. The artists sought to bring people together to share their stories, preserve their history and learn from one another. The trailer’s yellow and white umbrella has become a recognizable symbol for finding our local place in this global community. Members and friends of You Are : Here : Phoenix : Sustainable Community will be welcomed into a growing southwest regional dialogue -- You Are : Here is already active in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree.

Past events (5)

Homegrown Public Spaces: Play empty lot golf in DTPX!

Terreno Baldio Country Club (empty lot)

Time to move ahead! Let's build bridges.

Phoenix ASH and Regrowth

Let's imagine a downtown Phoenix ecovillage!

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