Lessons From The Forest Part 3: Following Flowers

-By Rheanna Chen   Clearing ~ Martha Postlewaite   “Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose.  Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life  and wait there patiently,  until the song that is … More →

Lessons of the Forest Part 2: Rest Your Weary Bones

-By Rheanna Chen   The three of us, Tracy, Gesiye and I, were tired. It was the last day of our six day hike  across 25km of Trinidad’s Northern Range. We climbed the mountain- feeling it in our hamstrings  and … More →

Being Care-Full

-By Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett   We have been grappling with the role of repair and upkeep; with their perceived value and real financial cost within the built environment.  It’s not news that we are in a climate crisis … More →

A Trip Down the Arroyo Seco – A Microcosm of Infrastructure, Nature, and Society Part I

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez- Nikl   Introduction The Arroyo Seco (Dry Stream in Spanish) meanders down the San Gabriel mountains, into Pasadena, and later joins the Los Angeles River near Downtown. Over the course of two blog posts, we’ll take … More →

Solidarity is the only hope we have for saving our crumbling world

– By Maximillian Alvarez     “We have to destroy the f***ing feelings of [selfishness] and build a new society based on solidarity” – Matthieu Bolle-Reddat, French train operator and Secretary General of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) Cheminots … More →

Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen

03/30/2022 1-2:30 PM PDT | 3-4:30 PM CDT | 4-5:30 PM EDT In this event, led by Maintainers Movement Fellow Rheanna Chen, we looked at mushrooms as regenerative teachers for care, repair, and maintenance through the lens of a forest … More →

Announcing Who Cares – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event with Circular City, led by Leila Behjat and Sam Bennett

    Does a tear in your shirt mean the end of its use? Can a rusty bike be reborn again? How can you care for the worn floor in your home? Or the land your house is built on? … More →

Announcing the Tropical Fungi Summit – A Maintainers Movement Fellow Event, led by Rheanna Chen

    What can we learn from fungi for a more caring and regenerative society and planet? The hope of this event is to inspire many about the regenerative role of mushrooms in the Tropics and beyond. There is much … More →

Lessons of The Forest: Seeds of Belonging

– by Rheanna Chen     After years, I’ve finally returned home to the island that raised me since I was a baby- Trinidad, the last island of the Caribbean archipelago. For my 30th birthday in January, I felt a … More →

Technology and the Engineer in a Post Growth World: A Guide for Inquiry

– By Tonatiuh Rodriguez-Nikl Through this blog post I’d like to introduce my interests as a Maintainers Fellow by laying out my driving question and an approach for arriving at an answer. The main question that has been with me … More →