The Evolution of Research Tour
Purposes of the Tour⦁ Experience mature projects of regenerative design in rural & urban landscapes ⦁ Exchange ideas & knowledge with experienced professionals ⦁ Explore the synergy between Landscape Architecture, Holistic Management & Permaculture as a path to climate solutions ⦁ Gain insights for a research partnership with Landscape Architecture Phd Isabel Martinho da Silva at the University of Porto ⦁ Directly observe & interpret the value of design work for long-term success ⦁ Discover new strategies & techniques that can be adapted to different Portuguese contexts ⦁ Identify where ancient and traditional Portuguese ways of working the landscape align with these new strategies & techniques
Personal Goals for the Tour⦁ Collection of real-world solutions that contribute to the regeneration of human & natural systems to create resiliency ⦁ Increased efficiency & innovation in my professional life ⦁ Shared diversity of knowledge with others who are also motivated to be of benefit to the world ⦁ Transparency & accessibility of the research process & results to a wide audience ⦁ Real value of the data to fast-track regenerative actions broadly
Present & future statementsI am a young landscape architect and permaculture designer with 4 years experience in the combination of both disciplines, many specialized studies in the Permaculture field, a few projects developed (small/large scale, urban/rural) and a lot of enthusiasm and willingness to grow together with other experienced designers; I am both a dreamer and hard worker that wishes to develop skills professionally and personally in order to be of benefit to all; I want to become an honorable and good professional that is known for her knowledge in various fields, related to Permaculture and Landscape Architecture, for her enthusiasm, empathy and professionalism; I want to work in Portugal and internationally in both rural and urban contexts, in a diversity of contexts.
Mission for this tourMy mission is to find the most appropriate approach to my professional life, the one that gives me the most professionalism and that at the same time allows me to be a good designer, a creative solution orientated professional and a joyful person.
What I offer to the Tour⦁ Mutually beneficial connections with other professionals from all over the world that has the potential to develop a international working network ⦁ Inspiration to others by sharing the wisdom of pioneers with my genuine enthusiasm both abroad & in my home country of Portugal ⦁ Social & communication skills ⦁ Adventurous spirit ⦁ Professional & academic backgrounds in landscape architecture, permaculture design & educator ⦁ Eagerness & humility to learn from others ⦁ Photography skills, drawing skills & systems thinking capacity ⦁ Ability to obtain & summarize information ⦁ Organizing & planning skills
Commitments⦁ Walk this journey grounded in the PM ethics & my family values, stimulating cooperation instead of competition ⦁ Record the application of permaculture ethics & principles ⦁ Collect creative strategies & techniques, making special note of those that relate to the Portuguese context ⦁ Observe through the “lens” of the scale of permanence ⦁ Establish new networks with other professional & individuals ⦁ Interact with people with respect, humility & empathy ⦁ Work with motivation & energy ⦁ Produce photographic, illustrative & written materials with quality to share ⦁ Deliver a weekly blog of my journey, so that those who have supported me can follow this adventures in search for knowledge
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