Shared, Sustainable Cities — an evening conversation on the challenges of creating more shared housing and living, and sustainable cities, Come to the Victoria Hotel in Great George Street, Leeds (just behind the Town Hall) on 9 May, 7.30pm to 9pm to hear Anitra on Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet and Paul Chatterton, Professor Urban Futures at University of Leeds exploring experiences of Lilac cohousing cooperative, his forthcoming Pluto Press book Unlocking Sustainable Cities and plans to set up a Centre for Sustainable Cities in Leeds’ Kirkstall Valley. David Holmgren’s new book Retrosuburbia available. Hosted by the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust and Leeds Permaculture Network Free entry but tickets here
The London launch of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet will take place at Housmans Bookshop at 7pm 4 May. Come and hear author Anitra in conversation with geography Professor Jenny Pickerill (University of Sheffield) — author of Eco-Homes: People, Place and Politics — and Victoria and Albert Museum Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism Rory Hyde. Housmans is at 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, a two minute walk from King’s Cross/St.Pancras terminals, at the bottom end of Caledonian Road where it meets with Pentonville Road. Phone 020 7837 4473 for more details. See more at the publisher’s site here.
Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet was launched in Sydney at 5.30pm Thursday 12 April at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in the Faculty of Design Architecture Building, Room 6.6.38, 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo. Chaired by Ariel Salleh, Associate in Political Economy at University of Sydney, other panel members were Anitra, the author, Cameron Tonkinwise — soon to commence as Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at UTS — and Bronwen Morgan, Professor of Law at Univesrity of New South Wales — researching the legal and regulatory pathways of diverse new economy initiatives. Signed ooks were sold at a discount. Free event, with registeration at — https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/book-launch-anitra-nelsons-small-is-necessary-tickets-44175378747
8 APRIL WONTHAGGI
Noon Sunday 8 April A talk by Anitra on Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet at the Southern Gippsland Sustainable Living Festival at Wonthaggi. Books will be available for sale at a discount and for signing.
2 MARCH RADIO INTERVIEW
1 MARCH CARLTON
A discussion between Anitra and Giselle Wilkinson on Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet took place at New International Bookshop (54 Victoria Street Carlton) on Thursday 1 March at 7pm. The dynamic Giselle Wilkinson is a sustainability and eco-collaborative housing expert, having co-founded the National Sustainable Living Festival and Murundaka.
27 FEBRUARY UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
On the Tuesday 27 February, the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute Political Economy Reading Group met through lunch to hear a short talk by Anitra and to discuss a reading of Chapter 9 of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet.
The Melbourne launch of Small Is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet took place at Readings Carlton bookstore — 309 Lygon Street — at 6.30–7.30pm on 22 February 2018. Eco-polis urbanist Paul Downton, who cofounded the urban cohousing project Christie Walk in Adelaide, launched the book. I gave a talk of gratitude to multiple people and referred to benefiting from a Carson Writing Fellowship (2016–2017) at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU in Munich. Professor Jago Dodson, director of the Center for Urban Research at RMIT University was the MC. The paperback is $42.95 bought online, ordered or in Readings shops. Event, wine and author’s signature all free on the night. This event was part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018.