Before the Retreat program kicks off on Wednesday evening, there are a number of field trips on offer to explore the local community. Families are welcome. The options are:
Field trip 1: Social enterprise on Arrente land, 9am – 4:30pm
This field trip introduces you to the indigenous heart and spirit of Australia, offering a unique opportunity to sit down with elders as they tell the stories of their social and environmental enterprises. We will visit several places including:
Akeyulerre Inc – a traditional healing centre established by Arrernte elders and community leaders and Tjanpi Desert Weavers – Winner second prize in the Moral Fairground Ethical Enterprise Award 2016.
Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to network, share stories with your B Corp colleagues, and at the end of the day, join a facilitated conversation with Global Leadership Foundation Co-founder Gayle Hardie, and Fellow, Sue Gregory, to explore the importance of emotionally healthy leadership within BCorp settings.
Please note that there will be the opportunity to purchase local indigenous products during the field trip.
Field trip 2: Journey the Dreaming: Indigenous Cultural Walking Tour, 9am – 11am
Journey the Dreaming is an Aboriginal cultural walking tour, drawing on 40,000 years of life in Central Australia. Join this walk and experience the natural and cultural environment of Alice Springs (Mparrntwe), taking in the Todd River (Lhere Artepe) landscape and its storylines. Discover the significance of connection between land and culture for Aboriginal people.
Field trips 3 & 4: Afternoon tea at the desert house, 2 – 4pm & 3– 5pm
The desert landscape is awesome. Here is an opportunity to explore design driven by this landscape. This field trip takes you to visit Desert House, a project completed by Dunn & Hillam Architects. The house is built in the shade of its own fly-roof, and demonstrates an innovative and appropriate response to living in this environment. The house is both a frame for and a refuge from the surrounding landscape.
You are invited to an afternoon tea in the courtyard of our Desert House. Groups of up to 20 will complete a tour of the house to understand the design philosophy, the environmental systems and how the house responds directly to its landscape and inhabitants. Tea and cake will be served in the courtyard where we hope to begin informal discussions around how we approach our practice and our connection to the environment.
Spaces on all trips are limited, so please register for your free ticket to secure your place.