Activating Cultural Emergence (ACE) 2023


30th June - 2nd July 2023

Looby Macnamara


Applewood Permaculture Centre, Herefordshire, UK

Course Description

Join Looby Macnamara, one of the co-founders and developers of the Cultural Emergence toolkit, for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the global activation and development of Cultural Emergence.

Looby invites you to join in following the natural rhythm of abundance and fertility, to focus on our gifts and contributions into the world. During this course people will come together to ask the following questions:

  • How can we facilitate cultural change?
  • What do we want the new culture and new story to look like?
  • What part can we play in helping it to emerge?

We will look at the many levels of culture, right through from our own personal culture and patterns of being, to the global context. We will share tools, techniques, processes and ways of being, thinking and seeing differently. Each person is adding their own unique voice of insight and wisdom to create exciting, engaging and illuminating experiences. You will learn how to use the toolkit in your own lives to become more intentional in making your relationships kinder, more connected and truly regenerative. You will be invited to contribute to the ongoing, evolving, global conversation of how we can use Cultural Emergence to manifest action and momentum in enhancing positive connections for individuals, families, groups and communities of all types. The collective wisdom of the group will be harvested to further the development and effectiveness of this inspirational toolkit.

What an amazing course with an amazing group of people. It's been heart opening, informative, inspirational and a real pleasure.

I learned things that I didn't know I needed to know beyond helpful for my own emergence and therefore being able to make a positive change my community thank you Looby for your patience grace and wisdom and inviting encouraging me Sally


Transformation enabled, thank you for creating spaces that allow us to show up for ourselves to be ourselves to feel and experience the possibility of a real healthy and caring  culture - a summer I will never forget joining for PEACE and ACE courses life changing! mind blowing!

Karim, Lebanon

Looby’s teaching was so good I came back from the PEACE course to ACE coming away nourished and enriched skilled and inspired to step more fully into being in and seeking out emergent opportunities




30th June - 2nd July 2023

There is the option to arrive on the Friday in the afternoon from 3pm for dinner and a social evening, hopefully outside under the stars by the fire.

Saturday will have classes from 9am -7pm followed by dinner and evening social.

Sunday will be from 9am and will end at 5pm.

Facilitators & Venue

Looby Macnamara is co-developer of the Cultural Emergence toolkit with Jon Young. She is an experienced permaculture teacher, author and designer. She is author of 3 books People and Permaculture and 7 Ways to Think Differently. People and Permaculture is the first book to directly translate the principles and design methods of permaculture from land to people. Looby enjoys using creative teaching methods to create a fun and collaborative learning environment.

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