/r/reculture

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We're all now well aware that our global society is in the midst of collapse and upheaval. A subculture of seekers, stoics and creators discussing the next phase of humanity is beginning to emerge. The digital manifestation of this culture has been called the Metatribe, the Emergentsia, the Liminal Web and the Intellectual Deep Web. This subreddit seeks to help coalesce this subculture into action IRL. Help us design and build the future.

/r/reculture

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Schmactenberger etc

I want to learn more about what Daniel Schmactenberger and his peers are actually working on to make change happens. (Or are they bunkering up?) I would like to get involved in some way, does anybody have any idea in what forums, sites, projects or back alleys they are working from? 🤓

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2024/06/04
19:02 UTC

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Ozmosis

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2023/04/04
13:50 UTC

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Liminality Lore

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2023/03/14
14:06 UTC

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Avoid burnout & integrate ecological wisdom into your whole life

Are you looking to avoid burnout and resource yourself as an activist and visionary? I'm excited to share 3 course offerings for 2023 that will guide you towards building resiliency in your own lives, projects, and communities. Led by the national organization Regenerate Change and taught by esteemed facilitators, these courses will teach you to apply ecological wisdom into your social systems to mirror the harmony and regeneration of a forest. LEARN MORE & SIGN UP HERE: https://regeneratechange.com/education/

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2022/11/17
19:32 UTC

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Geoship SPC

https://www.startengine.com/geoship

This is an awesome company that is working towards providing tools for community building using new materials and futuristic blueprinting of the village through VR. We are still potential a few years away from actualizing this but I think we should all support them if we'd like to see more healthy, sovereign and thriving intentional communities in the world!

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2022/03/23
15:28 UTC

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"Dawn of Everything" book discussion 4/5

Hey friends - great to see that this sub is already up to 2000 members!

My organization Regenerate Change is hosting a live discussion on Graeber and Wengrow's landmark book The Dawn of Everything in a few weeks. Based on what I've seen posted on r/reculture, I think you'll find plenty of relevant ideas in the book and at our event.

Here's the link to register - we'd love to see you there!

How did "civilization" begin? Does agriculture inevitably lead to cities? Do cities inevitably lead to exploitation? These are just a handful of the questions that radical anthropologist and archeologist David Graeber and David Wengrow tackle in their 2021 book "The Dawn of Everything". Taking an anticapitalist lens towards deep history, Wengrow and Graeber uncover the ways in which white supremacy has warped our scientific understanding of human development - with critical implications for our visions of a regenerative future.

Join Regenerate Change faculty members Adam Brock and Asia Dorsey, as well as Drew Hornbein of People Medicine as we summarize, unpack and critique "The Dawn of Everything". Whether you've read the book, or are just curious about its themes, all are welcome to join us for this free and lively event!

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2022/03/07
19:17 UTC

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Making a community in the interior of BC Canada.

Is there people interested in making a community in the interior of BC. My idea is to get around 50 people who are interested and willing to invest a small amount of money.

I've seen parcels of land 100acre+ for $100k-$160. These bits of land don't normally have planning restrictions for building. If each person invested $3-5k in the beginning we could buy the land and start building some small cabins from the resources on the land. Much of the land available have creeks or rivers for water. Many trees.

The land would need sorted so we could grow and keep livestock for the community.

It's just an idea right now. Just wondering if there are folks out there that might be interested and also possess the will and skill to do such a thing.

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2022/02/22
03:20 UTC

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More and more people are having these conversations...

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2022/02/14
04:24 UTC

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Is Mother Nature caring or ruthless? Or something else? What is your perception of Mother Nature?

I think most people don't actively think about this kind of question. In my opinion, being aware of your own attitude/perception towards Mother Nature is a "fun" and "thought-provoking" awareness, and perhaps can lead to some constructive discussion of a new culture (e.g., what do the majority think about Mother Nature? Are there any drawbacks to such a mindset?).

I made a very short poll using google form (no personal data collected), let's see what people thought of and I will summarise and reveal the result later. You can also just comment here and explain your position. I also wrote a complementary article to get you think about why people can have widely opposite views. Feedback is always welcome :)!

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2022/02/05
22:41 UTC

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The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

-- Wendell Berry

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2022/02/04
05:58 UTC

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Being in right relation discussion

Hello. I was going to write a long monologue on cultural emergence, but that's my Middle Aged White Man ego rubbish, and none of it is original.

So,

Being in Right Relationship to self, other, and country feels like a relevant foundation to grow from. What would these entail?

Thanks to Tyson Yunkaporta Looby MacNamara Jean Liedloff Marshall Sahlins Vandana Shiva Lierre Keith Gail Bradbrook Suzanne Simard

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2022/01/29
10:25 UTC

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Reculture definitely includes music and dance, what songs inspire and uplift you?

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2022/01/29
02:21 UTC

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This Architect Developed a technique for building homes out of dirt, sandbags and barbed wire. The results are stunning. Everyone should learn how to do this.

I recently discovered Cal-Earth while on a research dive into sustainable housing that can withstand the heavy-weather events we can expect in coming decades. What these folks are doing is truly astounding. For the cost of sandbags and barbed wire they are able to construct magnificent buildings out of earth. They even teach courses on how to do it in-person and online.

"Cal-Earth, the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing solutions to the human need for shelter through research, development, and education in earth architecture. We envision a world in which every person is empowered to build a safe and sustainable home with their own hands, using the earth under their feet."

The interior of a Cal-Earth Super Adobe home.

5 Comments
2022/01/27
12:20 UTC

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The Origin of the Family; to understand what will supercede us, we must necessarily understand how we arrived at our present state.

6 Comments
2022/01/27
04:09 UTC

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Happy to be here!

Hi I’m a Permaculturalist, solar punk fan and millennial-age new father living in the heart of the PNW. I’m really happy to join this community as continuously doom-scrolling r/collapse each week was probably going to give me ulcers soon. I was considering making a “parenting through collapse” sub but instead I think I want to point other collapse conscious parents here, as well as, promote this community across the subs I frequent, thank you all.

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2022/01/27
02:29 UTC

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Ecological reality should be at the base of our conception of morality, instead of anthropocentrism

The view that “bad” culture/beliefs precede environmental problems is not new in environmental studies. But how exactly is it effected? What is our Achilles' heel that is holding us back? Anthropocentric morality may be so.

This article touches on the interface between morality, culture, biology and ecology and argues directly that the deviation of our conception of morality from a realistic ecological underpinning is what has been causing serious crises and hindering our progress as humanity.

Key point 1: Following the guidance of anthropocentric morality necessitate an uncertain relationship with Mother Nature (we at the end are at the mercy of Mother Nature as we cannot make food out of thin air and dissolved rocks).

Key point 2: The trend is further worsened by the coupling/conditioning of helping others with chasing a happy life, thereby creating "fast-food" kindness and displacing true complex cooperative endeavors.

Key point 3: Evolution by definition necessitates the abandonment of certain old instincts and habits. And thus it is rather pointless to give high importance (high moral weight) to the habits derived from anthropocentric cultural agreements and peer pressure at any particular point in time. Ecological reality on the other hand is something that is immutable.

Key point 4: These instincts and habits sometimes come in conflict with ecological reality, and will be eliminated by natural selection sooner or later (if we don't decide it for ourselves). If we accept that the very concept of morality should serve to improve our well-being over a long timescale, a conception of morality that honors ecological reality should have the utmost precedence.

Let's discuss. (and follow my new blog for an exciting part 2!)

10 Comments
2022/01/24
21:30 UTC

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A proposed maxim of Reculture

Before I attempt a good faith discussion or dialectic about the current or future world with anyone, I will strive to confirm these three prerequisites:

Regardless of one's opinion of the existing dominant human culture:

  1. We must agree that our shared world, completely unique in the universe, needs improvement by nearly every measure.

  2. We must agree that it is within the realm of possibility that humanity could build a different world.

  3. We must agree that it is within the realm of possibility that we could design and collaborate on building that world, instead of imposing our vision on one another.

If those 3 items can be easily confirmed via small talk, we can engage in philosophical discussion.

If not, let's stick to small talk.

I may endeavor to discuss concepts which will increase the likelihood one can agree to the above in the future, but I will not expend much energy to do so.

8 Comments
2022/01/23
22:10 UTC

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Transparent Governance and Aid Structure

I think we can all agree that current governments are corrupt and incompetent beyond belief, and will likely collapse along with modern society, so what do we replace them with? Anarchists will say the state is unnecessary for society, but I believe there must be some kind of structure to build off of. In the current collapse community, ideologies like socialism and communism are more common, but they have their own problems, such as rampant corruption (Eg. China) and productivity issues (Eg. Venezuela), and to be fair, capitalism experiences these issues even more so - infinite growth was never sustainable on a finite planet. We obviously need to be thinking outside the box; humanity has never managed to build a truly successful and fair society, and now it's down to us to figure out how.

For starters, I think transparency needs to be a top priority: it's a hell of a lot harder to hide corruption when everyone can see the inner workings of the system. Trust has no place in governance, so a system of governance must be built such that it does not require trust.

We also have to think about very baseline questions, such as currency:
Is it necessary?
What would it look like?
How much control should the state have over it?

Or social services:
Should citizens be provided with medical care?
Housing?
Universal basic income?

How should laws be enforced?

How should laws be decided?

What do you do with criminals?

How do you deal with mental illness?

Who builds infrastructure? Who pays for it?

If you have any answers to these questions, or if you have more questions that need to be answered, please comment!

19 Comments
2022/01/22
18:25 UTC

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Urban Reculture?

Typically, in these sorts of circles, I'm used to folks eschewing urban life in favor of an off-grid, rural homestead.

But for those who are unable to forego the urban life (due to financial reasons or just plain preference), what is your vision for an urban reculture?

Personally, I'm inspired by intentional communities like the Kailash Ecovillage in Portland, OR. I would love to see more of these, on a massive scale.

2 Comments
2022/01/22
07:41 UTC

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