After 10 years of work, the first complete book on Symbiosis in Development (SiD) will be launched this September 20. Written by SiD’s original developer, Tom Bosschaert, the book is the first A to Z work manual for systemic sustainable development, capturing experience of over 700 projects worldwide. This first limited hardcover edition has 100 unique hand-made illustrations and diagrams. The book launch is held at Except Integrated Sustainability’s 20th anniversary celebration in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
About the Anniversary Event
This year, Except turns 20. For the past two decades, we existed to create the foundations of a sustainable society. As one of the first integrated sustainability organizations in the world, we want to celebrate this milestone with all of you in a truly Except fashion.
We celebrate with the unique and amazing people that have traveled this path with us together all those years. Expect a full day program, free workshops, inspiring stories from partners, and a big party at the end.
During the day, we offer sustainability pioneers multiple free workshops. What would the world look like in 20 years? Use the SiD framework to have fun while learning about integrated sustainability. Eveline Mos will teach you how to envision your own future by using visual dialogue techniques, and we will share our experiences with setting up a community garden.
We ask our partners to share their stories on their own past and future journey, and launch the first complete SiD book – followed by a dinner provided by Instock. We end with a party to connect with like-minded sustainability experts on the dancefloor.
Workshops & Celebration 20th September 2019 @ Utrecht Community
The workshops have a limited number of spaces available, so sign up fast via this link.
14.30 – 17.00 Integrated Sustainability Light hosted by Except
What does the future look like in 20 years? In this fun & light session we use the basics of SiD to tackle this question. Max 12 participants.
14.30 – 17.00 Draw your Future hosted by Eveline Mos
As we’re looking back and forward, how do you envision your own future? Learn techniques for visually drawing your own future in this workshop. Max 20 participant.
14.30 – 17.00 Community Garden: how to create & enjoy your own? hosted by Except & Suzanne van den Berk
We share our experiences, positive effects, teach about specific veggies & edible plants and do a tasting. Max 15 participants.
Evening Anniversary Celebration
17.00 – 17.30 Walk in
17.30 – 19.00 Inspiring stories looking back and into the future
Book launch: Symbiosis in Development (SiD)
Launch of the Except Sustainability Academy
Performance by the ALMA Quartet
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner by Instock
21.00 – 23.00 DJs and Dance