Patch Adams Gesundheit! Institute Hillsboro WV

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Helping Hands Events, NEW FRIENDS, Table Of Contents, TRAVEL / Gatherings, TRUTH / Occupy
Thinking Outside the Box: Re-Design our Health Care System

May 27-30, 2010 at the Olympia Community Center in Olympia, WA
Okay, we’ve got health insurance legislation. On to health care system reform!

Patch Adams MD and the School for Designing a Society invite you to a 3-day conference on health care system design, “Thinking from Inside Out of the Box: Re-Design our Health Care System!”
The aim of this working conference is to seed designs of a variety of local projects that move the health care system away from the corporate-business context into models of compassion and service.
Speaker’s presentations, breakout groups, design groups, informational tutorials on ‘What’s Goin’ On??”, skit-and-song-writing—all will focus on a DIY approach (Do It Yourself!) to changing health care system contexts on the local level.
All stakeholders in health care systems are welcome: doctors and nurses, med and nursing students, health care support staff, patients and families, dreamers and organizers.
We are offering an earlybird discount for applications accepted before April 15th.
Composing Community
June 23-July 16, 2010 at the Gesundheit! Institute (Hillsboro, West Virginia)
When is community? What makes an intentional community intended? What would your ideal community look like?
Composing Community, a three-week design intensive and living lab at the Gesundheit! Institute, is an opportunity to explore alternative models of cooperation, leadership, decision making, labor distribution, and organizational structure. Gesundheit’s philosophy will be a starting point; in the course of eating, working, studying together, participants will reflect upon their experiences and collaboratively design a new community model. In the second half, we will try out our designs as supporting hosts for the 10-day “Composing Music, Composing Activism” session.
Students receive a tuition waiver to Music and Activism classes. Within their community design, students face the challenge of determining a desired way of participating in Music and Activism classes that does not conflict with completing work tasks.
For more information and to apply, send an email to tim@patchadams.org.
Composing Music, Composing Activism
July 5-14, 2010 at the Gesundheit! Institute (Hillsboro, West Virginia)
Question: What could music and activism have in common? Answer: Composition.
1. Composing Activism: We want to change the world, but are faced with tired out language and tactics. How can activism be an invention? A composition? Can art socially intervene? We will learn compositional concepts, and design activist interventions for the issues that participants bring to the workshop.
2. Composing Music: What is to become music now, that has not yet been? Which traces in sound, of which thoughts, of what contemporary relevance, toward what desired consequence? When, where, how, & with whom? We will learn compositional concepts to help formulate and try out answers to these questions, and hear how they interact with issues that participants bring to the workshop.
We are offering an earlybird discount for applications accepted before April 15, 2010. Enrollment is limited to twenty students. For more information and to apply, email admissions@designingasociety.net.
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