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Rachel Caroline Derrah
  • Halifax
  • Canada
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How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
The HUB Halifax, in its early days (2009?), connected me to an Art of Hosting training sponsored by the NS government with an amazing theme: Moving the Food Movement. Farmers, activists, policy makers and food lovers alike gathered at Windhorse Farm for what was a truly transformational experience.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
apprenticing steward, practitioner, warrior of the heart

been experimenting with amazing teams bringing AoH into civic engagement for collaborative architecture & public space design, unconventional entrepreneurship, mental wellness, circus of the normal.

currently on a learning journey of practice in scandanavia

i am a harvesting geek
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Community Design // Entrepreneurship // Citizen Participation // Creative Engagement // Stakeholder Engagement
Where do you live/work?
Halifax, NS
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Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
participatory theatre to surface and engage community voices

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At 6:25pm on September 21, 2011, Natasha Prévost said…
Hi Rachel, wow this is good news! No, I didn't know there was going to be a AoH training in Dieppe! I'm not on facebook though but do send me the invitation I will forward it to my colleagues!! Looking forward to meet you in Halifax!! :)
At 5:23pm on September 21, 2011, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…

wow, sounds so good Rachel!! i've been thinking about such a pure and luscious offline adventure time as well!! my frames doesn't allow that too soon though but it's certainly a deep desire that i am holding...
so nice to hear that my welcoming had that effect on you. i had such a moment of joy seeing your membership request :) so much nicer seeing this machines in front of us just as extended arms or ears to hold bonds of friendship and sharing across long distances...
YES! hope to see you too in the near future Rachel! i'll be in NY for @contactcon Oct20 and the fly west to Eugene, Oregon, for 2 months work with Tom Atlee...

aaand, early summer '12 i'll graduate... who knows what adventures are waiting then :)

so excited about your training next week! will listen in with biiiig remote ears :D 

At 3:02pm on September 21, 2011, Benjamin Aaron Degenhart said…

Rachel!! :) hello hello and a very warm welcome to this Online Community!


So much love knowing that you're out there doing your wonderful work and that we share some of the resonance and inquiries in this juicy field...

I wish you an amazing training! So much enjoying see folks signing up here and knowing that you'll all gather soon... tons of good energy here from cute Aarhus :)


If you upload a profile picture i will add you to our collage.


Here are plenty of good ressources and conversations - may this space be meaningful for you and inspire your contribution. Please don't hesitate to ask Mary Alice or me if you have questions about this site. We are hosting this online space these days.



and... a big hug :)


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