UnaVision is co-creating an emergent framework to enable prototypes of good living that respects a diverse global society and the biosphere of our planet. We will practice, refine, adapt and expand this framework in "UnaVillages" spread over all continents. The entirety of all UnaVillage communities form the UnaVision network. All UnaVillage community members are part of this global sharing and solidary community. We take responsibility for the dignity of people of different genders, ages, educational backgrounds, races, beliefs and for the protection and regeneration of the environment and nature. UnaVillages and the unaVision network will be governed with a sociocratic system. An intensive knowledge exchange coordinated by UnaVersity will support the co-development for a better livelihood for all people. Our common UnaVillage framework will support the UnaVillage Regions in their emergence and co-development. We believe, that all UnaVillage community members who support the movement with 50% of their time and resources should have free access to food, accommodation, education, preventive health services, cultural activities and a safety net in case of health problems, age or special needs. Our goals are to really, really make a difference in our own lives, our communities and our environment by activating, joining and working with rural and peripheral regions with like-minded people.
UnaVillages are holistic eco-social learning, working and living spaces for experimenting with lively alternative community models. UnaVillages are planned in rural, peripheral regions for 150 to 850 inhabitants and visiting guests. Daily learning and working visitors from the region enrich the community and can benefit from the infrastructure and services. Buildings are renovated or newly built primarily from natural and regional materials. The unaVillage is open for learners and visitors from the region, country and for international scholars and visitors. Regenerative energy and local water supply, environmentally friendly and hygiene toilet and recycling systems will become a best practice example of regenerative, sustainable living. The region transforms into an eatable and permaculture region by using public and private spaces for planting trees, raising vegetables, herbs, fruits and crops for producing organic, regional food.
UnaVillage Regions are composed of like-minded people and organizations within the geographical region of the UnaVillage (villages, district or neighborhoods), where people actively collaborate to implement an environment for better living. UnaVillages work in conjunction and close cooperation with regional developments led by local civil society and supported by institutions such as NGOs, Universities, Associations and Municipalities. A UnaVillage can also serve as a node and hub for the people from the region. One objective is to yearn for and enrich the social, cultural and sustainable environmental development of the region. UnaVillages may become catalysts for new ideas, social and technological innovations, good and healthy livelihoods, meaningful work and social entrepreneurship which are embedded in a collaborative and sharing economy of solidarity.
UnaVillages offer a unique learning environment for the global UnaVision community. Our UnaVersity approach is Transformative Learning and Project-Based Learning (PBL). We provide a growing knowledge and collaborative network driven by like-minded, experienced people and connected with the ecoVersities network of disruptive learning organizations. We see the need of systems which are human centered and not based on standard curricula and influenced by special interest groups. The UnaVersity system works with an innovative system of supporting individuals in attaining their learning objectives. The core function of unaVision is collective learning to co-create and implement prototypes for good living without harm to our environment. Therefore learning is so important that, if someone in our UnaVersity community decides to learn something, she or he immediately becomes his or her Minister of Education. That creates the peculiar situation of eventually having as many Ministers of Education as we have learners. They get together to share, improve and create community learning resources. All our knowledge is open and freely available. This enables the network to find higher quality solutions without regional boundaries. You can view our UnaVillage network also as a global, self-organized university.
History of UnaVision
The Fundament of nUVision is based on the input from many people participating in Hiking Dialogs, Learning Journeys and Global Marshall Plan Academys during the years since the conception of ThinkCamp in 2007. The unaVision community spirit was born in 2013 during the “Caravan of Change” called “dunaVision”. This brought together people during an eight months long learning journey through fourteen Eastern European countries and connected in 50 workshops around one thousand people. The ThinkCamp idea emerged out of the Global Marshall Plan Initiative to foster bottom up initiatives and to prototype new frameworks for a regenerative world. Read more!
You like to participate?
The co-design of the UnaVision framework is forming and will start implementation of the first prototypes of UnaVillages. We invite you to join our working circles sharing your skills, knowledge, experience and resources for a global a solutions to co-create and prototype UnaVillages as living laboratories around the globe. We like to identify and document patterns and guidelines for the UnaVision movement. We are looking for inspired people who like to engage full time or part time. In case your are inspired and motivated by our Vision and like to participate in an hands-on approach, then we are looking for YOU. You can either move into a Being Space prototype and help building it up and/or share your time, knowledge and resources with one of the working teams. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !