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Events, talks and workshops at Makespace Oxford

Rojava Co-operative Solidarity Workshop

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: Tue 26 June – Time: 10am – 1:30pm

Join the Solidarity Economy Association at Makespace Oxford for a free workshop on the growing co-operative economy in Rojava, Northern Syria, and find out how your co-operative can support the movement there.

The Rojava Revolution taking place in Northern Syria is transitioning the region into a gender equal, and democratic society, based on communes, co-operatives and citizen committees. SEA is urging UK co-ops to support this movement, and is offering free workshops to help those interested find out more.

The event will include a presentation on the historical background to the region, a participatory workshop, and discussions to help co-operators get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities our fellow co-operators in Northern Syria are facing. They'll be delivered by project coordinator Jo Taylor, who has just returned from her second visit to the region.

The workshops will take place during Co-operatives Fortnight, the annual event promoting the difference that co-ops make to people's lives all around the world. The workshops are free to attend but places will be very limited, so please make sure you reserve a space.

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Rojava Co-operative Solidarity Workshop

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Solidarity Economy Association

Date: Tue 26 June – Time: 10am – 1:30pm

Join the Solidarity Economy Association at Makespace Oxford for a free workshop on the growing co-operative economy in Rojava, Northern Syria, and find out how your co-operative can support the movement there.

The Rojava Revolution taking place in Northern Syria is transitioning the region into a gender equal, and democratic society, based on communes, co-operatives and citizen committees. SEA is urging UK co-ops to support this movement, and is offering free workshops to help those interested find out more.

The event will include a presentation on the historical background to the region, a participatory workshop, and discussions to help co-operators get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities our fellow co-operators in Northern Syria are facing. They'll be delivered by project coordinator Jo Taylor, who has just returned from her second visit to the region.

The workshops will take place during Co-operatives Fortnight, the annual event promoting the difference that co-ops make to people's lives all around the world. The workshops are free to attend but places will be very limited, so please make sure you reserve a space.

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Ask the Expert: architecture & design that doesn't cost the earth

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Transition by Design

Date: Tue 18 June – Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Join Transition by Design & guests for an interactive session on green building and sustainable architecture. A short panel discussion with experts on planning, building, managing and living in low-impact housing will be followed by an interactive Q&A for anyone who is interested in or currently building, renovating, converting or extending their home.

The panel will include experts on Pasivhaus, low-carbon materials and energy efficiency as well as co-housing, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing.

We'll discuss how your house interacts with the environment around it, what questions to ask if you're planning a build, the latest materials and technologies for low-impact design and what the current opportunities are in Oxford for community housing, self build, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing that put people and the planet before profit.

There will be informal networking with members of the panel at The Anchor pub after the event.

This event is part of Oxford Green Week, running from 16th to 24th June. To see the full programme of events, please visit their website

Ask the Expert: architecture & design that doesn't cost the earth

Location: Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Transition by Design

Date: Tue 18 June – Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Join Transition by Design & guests for an interactive session on green building and sustainable architecture. A short panel discussion with experts on planning, building, managing and living in low-impact housing will be followed by an interactive Q&A for anyone who is interested in or currently building, renovating, converting or extending their home.

The panel will include experts on Pasivhaus, low-carbon materials and energy efficiency as well as co-housing, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing.

We'll discuss how your house interacts with the environment around it, what questions to ask if you're planning a build, the latest materials and technologies for low-impact design and what the current opportunities are in Oxford for community housing, self build, cooperatives and other alternative models of housing that put people and the planet before profit.

There will be informal networking with members of the panel at The Anchor pub after the event.

This event is part of Oxford Green Week, running from 16th to 24th June. To see the full programme of events, please visit their website

Open Studio & Launch of Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Makespace Oxford

Date: Sat 14th July – Time: 2pm – 6pm

Come and join us for the launch of Makespace Oxford. Join us from 2pm for food, drink and a chance to look inside and see what we've been up to. There will be a series of open studios, talks and performances from the resident makers and creators of Makespace Oxford.

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.

Open Studio & Launch of Makespace Oxford

Organiser: Makespace Oxford

Date: Sat 14th July – Time: 2pm – 6pm

Come and join us for the launch of Makespace Oxford. Join us from 2pm for food, drink and a chance to look inside and see what we've been up to. There will be a series of open studios, talks and performances from the resident makers and creators of Makespace Oxford.

Everyone welcome, free to attend, no booking required.