Facilitator and educator in issues related to social sustainability. Graduated in Mathematics and Philosophy. International Post grad. in Conflict Resolution and founder of Path of the Elder. Member of the International Institute of Facilitation and Change (IIFACE) and of Gaia Education, where he coordinates the postgraduate course in Design for Sustainability.
Antonio Scotti is a Permaculture designer, educator and author. He has a diploma in Applied Permaculture in 2012 (Italian Academy of Permaculture). Cofounder of the Iberian Permaculture Network, and also of the association “Cambium Permacultura en Formacion”.
He is currently professor for the Masters course on Gaia Education Design for Sustainability (UOC); founding member of the association for responsible consumption, L’Aixada, and for Barcelona in Transition, the first transition hub in a Spanish state.
SIGRID MUÑIZ SAN MARTIN
Doctor in Environmental Science (UAB) and Master in Sustainable Fluid management. Her research is the field of environmental governability, new scientific paradigms, and in the field of the methodology of collective inquiry. She has professional experience in the design and stimulation of groups in the rural environment sector, and has assisted in diverse projects and publications of scientific and technical nature. She is interested in the development of new ways to treat complex problems, putting emphasis in the epistomological and relational.
Doctor in Architecture and professor of Eco-architecture in the University of Girona. Her specialism is eco-bio-construction design and ecoarchitecture. Founder of d’ARQS, an NGO dedicated to social housing for marginalised groups. Cofounder of d’AUS, group for sustainable architecture in COAC. Researches quantic architecture, organic architecture, sustainable materials and low-tech improvements.
Studied at the Waldorf Steiner school in San Paulo, graduate in Economics and in public administration. Master in International Economics, Doctor in Sociology and Human sciences. Andri has developed a holistic and dynamic conception of the economic process, recovering the classic concept of the economy as “the art of living, and living well”. Inspired by the holistic science of Goethe, connecting it with the current developments in systems thinking, complexity, and economics on a human scale.
Graduated in Environmental sciences from UAB in 2005. Master in Sustainability from the Unesco chair, Polytechnic University of Terrassa: “Education for Sustainability” and “State of the World”. Since 2005 she has been working with social education in Catalonia and Latin America, combining her professional work with social education in marginalised and high-risk groups (especially young people and those with mental health issues) and research and training regarding group management. Currently she works with group facilitation, and especially conflict resolution under the paradigm of process work with the Cràcata association.
Mindfullness facilitator from the Engaged Mindfulness Institute USA, trained in dialogue circles at the Centre for Council. Member of the international community of Zen Peacemakers, he has participated and organised Bearing Witness retreats in Aushwitz, Bosnia, and South Dakota with American Indians, as well as street retreats. His focus is the integration of neuroscience and meditation, for a practice that is rooted, committed and connected with the body in constant renewal, creativity and experimentation.
Dr of Economics and professor of Applied Economics at the UAB. Ex-president of Justice and Peace, he is the president of the International University of Peace foundation and member of the Catalan Society for Economics and of the ATTAC. Currently he is one of the visible faces of the Procés Constituent and was a spokesperson and active participant of the movement 15M. With Angle Editions he has published 4 books; Contra la fam i la guerra, Un altre món, El meu camí cap a la utopia, Aturem la crisi i Diguem prou! He is the protoganist of a documentary Mai és tan fosc (It’s never too dark), (2014).
Founding patron of the Vidabona foundation and initiator at the l’Alberg Centre d’Activitats El Negre. Both work to disseminate the knowledge and experience of philosophical legends and spiritual transformers such as Lluís Maria Xirinacs and Gandhi. He is promotor and guide on the Vidabona path, an inititation walk around the myths of the Ripolls surroundings. Lluís Planas explores new paths of innovation in participative democracy and spirituality in practice. He has facilitated process, and workshops on dialogue and consensus, citizen participation, global thinking, non-violence and fulfilment both individual and collective.
Yoga teacher, dancer, relflexologist, trained in nutrition and design for sustainability. Her great passion and interest is knowing how to make optimum use of the body in our experience of life. This has taken her to different disciplines including, yoga, taoism, shamanism, 5 rhythms, Integral dance, Creative, Africana, Oriental, Katsugen and Authentic movement. From her practice and life experience “Inhabiting the Body” was created, an experiential practice where space is given to listen to the body’s wisdom, from a base of innocence, curiosity and respect, and where breathing is the basic axis which enables movement.
Formada com a il·lustradora i dissenyadora gràfica a l’escola Massana i a l’escola Elisava, respectivament, treballa com a freelance en projectes diversos, on l’interès comú són les persones i busquen contribuïr per viure en un món més humà.
Trained as an illustrator and graphic designer at Massana art college and Elisava art college, she works freelance on diverse projects, whose common denominator is people who wish to contribute and live in a more human world. Her interest in education has brought her in contact with pioneering projects in Asia and South America. Hence her collaboration with social and educational projects such as Uniterra. www.albateixidor.com
Activist and master. Graduate in Theology, Doctor in Anthropology and Philosophy, he was professor of History of Culture and Social Movements from 1975 to 2015 in the UAB. He was the spirit of Stop the War platform, a Christian committed to interreligious dialogue, and member of the Centre of Studies for Christianity and Justice. He was president of the 21st Century Christianity association, and of the Casa de Solidaridad and the Olivera cooperative, project for social and ecological integration of persons with different capacities. The last Elder, inspiration and example also for Uniterra, he will continue to accompany us from the invisible side of reality.
He was part of the first group of Consciencious Obejectors to military service (1975-1977). Since then he has dedicated his life to the promotion of non-violence and to social innovation in diverse associations such as Nova, where he is director, International University of Peace, in San Cugat, and the Josep Vidal Llecha Association. Previously he worked at Joan Bardina Centre for Studies, and at EcoConcern.
Graduated in Communications, he is the author of The Power of Money: Monetica, factor of Political Change.” He was also an initiator of Fòrum Català for Rethinking Society, animator at Aliança, for a responsible world, and assessor at Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona 2004.
Since 2015 he directs the area of local socio-economic development for Barcelona Activa (Barcelona City Council). He created Estarter, an initiative for group-entrepreneurship affiliated to the Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques (IGOP) in the University Autonoma de Barcelona. He is an activist in various areas such as sustainable consumerism, social economy and the process of participation, coordinator of the research project, Consume and Change global 2020-20-50 in the Fundació de la Universitat Complutense, Madrid. He founded the magazine, Opcions, specialised in consumption and lifestyle transformationActivista en diverses àrees com ara el consum sostenible, l'economia social i els processos de participació, va coordinar el projecte de recerca Consum i Canvi Global 2020-2050 de la Fundació de la Universitat Complutense de Madrid. Va fundar la revista OPCIONS, especialitzada en el consum i estils de vida transformadores.