CARE OF   THE LAND      PRACTICE


YOU NEVER CHANGE THINGS BY FIGHTING THE EXISTING REALITY. TO CHANGE SOMETHING, BUILD A NEW MODEL THAT MAKES THE EXISTING MODEL OBSOLETE   BUCKMINSTER FULLER


BUILDING CARE BASED ECOSYSTEMS AND MODELS FOR COOPERATIVE LIVING AND WORKING




A PRACTICE ROOTED IN AND FUGITIVE PLANNING 1, LOOKING PAST AFROPESSIMIST FRAMEWORKS WITH WHAT PHYSICIST DAVID DEUTSCH CALLS “THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY” TO DEVELOP RUNAWAY RESOURCES.
WITH OPTIMISM AS ‘A WAY OF EXPLAINING FAILURE, NOT PROPHESYING SUCCESS,’ WE’RE BUILDING ON PREVIOUSLY PROTOTYPED OR PREVENTED2 PRACTICES.



TOOLS

EDUCATION


EDUCATION THROUGH THE RESTORATION OF INTUITION, IS “THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY” WHERE “OBJECTIVE KNOWLEDGE IS INDEED POSSIBLE: IT COMES FROM WITHIN!” 3

COOPERATION


AS FRED MOTEN SHARED, “WHAT WE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET TO IS HOW WE ARE WHEN WE GET TOGETHER TO TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT” 4

IN COOPERATING WITH PEOPLE AND PLACES, AND THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, THE INFINITE IS A FRACTAL FRAMEWORK.

WHEN WE ORIENT THIS DIRECTION, WE BUILD ON IDEAS PAST, AND SET FOUNDATIONS FOR TOMORROW’S PROGRESS IN A SYMBIOTIC STATE WITH THE LAND AND THE COMMUNITY.

CONSERVATION


UTILIZING TERENCE MCKENNA’S CONCEPT OF CONSERVATION 5 , OR THE TRANSFORMING OF UNORGANIZED MATTER INTO IDEAS WHICH HUMAN BEING CARRY ON, TO FOCUS OUR ENERGIES ON WHAT ALAN WATTS CALLED REAL RICHES 6  (LAND, CLOTHES, FOOD, HOUSES, INTELLIGENCE, ENERGY, SKILL, FORESTS, GARDENS), WE CAN BUILD TOWARDS CONNECTION, PRESENCE, AND WORDLESS THOUGHT.

THE RESULT IS AN AFRICAN APPROACH TO MATERIAL CULTURE DEVELOPMENT, AS STATED BY TEMPLE ANTHROPOLOGIST CHRIS ROY, WHERE ALL ART HAS UTILITY 7.   






BUILDING “IN THE BREAK” 8










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PRACTICE FOR SOWING ABUNDANCE

ECOSYSTEM
BUILDING

VILLAGE
BUILDING

PORTAL
BUILDING









ECOSYSTEM BUILDING



HOW WE WORK TOGETHER


WE KNOW THAT YOU CANNOT CHANGE A PART OF THE WHOLE WITHOUT CHANGING THE WHOLE, AND VICE VERSA   HUEY P NEWTON 9
 
A SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE 10  FOR BUILDING PARALLEL SYSTEMS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE, INDEPENDENT, CLOSED LOOP COOPERATIVES THAT MAKE THE INFINITE POSSIBLE THROUGH COOPERATIVE ORGANIZING AND LAND MANAGEMENT.



WE HELP DEVELOP FAIR TRADE AND COOPERATIVE “MATERIALS” THAT REMOVE THE  EXPLOITATION FROM EXCHANGE AND TAKE CARE OF THE LAND, WITHOUT TAKING FROM IT.










VILLAGE BUILDING


HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER

IN DWELLING, LIVE CLOSE TO THE GROUND LAO TSU
A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE, PICKING UP WHERE ANCESTORS LEFT OFF, BUILDING UTOPIAS BASED ON MUTUAL CARE AND NEED, NOT PROFIT.
INVOCATIONS ON THE INFINITE AS REGENERATIVE AND COOPERATIVE BASED ON “KNOWLEDGES OF FREEDOM“ 11  TO MAKE NEW WORLDS BASED ON WHAT WE WANT, NOT WHAT MARKETS WANTS OF US.


WE HELP ORGANIZE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENTS FOR USE IN BUILDING VILLAGES THAT MEET COMMUNITY NEEDS FROM A MATERIAL CULTURE LEVEL.









PORTAL BUILDING


HOW WE GET THERE

THE DESERT IS NOT A CIRCLE. IT IS A SPIRAL. WHEN WE HAVE PASSED THROUGH THE DESERT, NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME   HUEY P NEWTON 9

AS AN ART PRACTICE, PORTALS ARE DEVELOPMENTS FOR ATTENTION ECONOMIES AND MARKET CULTURES.
STREAMING, EXPERIENTIAL AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS TOWARDS INFINITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND PRESENCE.



WE HELP BUILD PORTALS BACK TO BLACK 12   THROUGH ANTI MONOPOLY CAPITAL 13   DEVELOPMENTS THAT RESTORE INTUITION THROUGH MATERIAL CULTURE, AESTHETICS, DESIGN, EXPERIENCES, STORIES AND SPACE.










       SURPLUS SOWERS        SOW ABUNDANCE        SURPLUS SOWERS        SOW ABUNDANCE




A CULMINATION OF THIS PRACTICE IS OUR ABUNDANCE PROGRAM

OPEN SOURCE RUNAWAY RESOURCES
BUILDING ON THE BLACK PANTHERS SURVIVAL PROGRAMS TO GET PAST SURVIVAL TO FRAMEWORKS FOR ABUNDANCE . OPEN-SOURCE, GROUND LEVEL ECOSYSTEM FOR MEETING OUR MOST IMMEDIATE NEEDS.
POST SCARCITY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WE WASTE THE MAJORITY OF OUR PRODUCTION AS HUMANS, FROM FOOD TO CLOTHING. SOWING ABUNDANCE STARTS WITH ORGANIZING THE SURPLUS. OUR ABUNDANCE PROGRAM AND RUNAWAY RESOURCES START AT THE SURPLUS.





































WHILE WE EXIST MOSTLY IN PRACTICE, WE’RE OPEN TO WORKING IN SERVICE TO OTHER BUILDERS INTERESTED IN CARING FOR THE LAND.  AND ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW BUILDERS TO JOIN OUR PRACTICE. EMAIL US FOR MORE INFO ON JOINING THE COOPERATIVE.




















NOTES

1. “The projects of ‘fugitive planning and black study’ are mostly about reaching out to and connection” Jack Halberstam
The plan is to invent the means in a common experiment launched from any kitchen, any back porch, any basement, any hall, any park bench, any improvised party, every night [...] Planners need vision [...] Planning is self-sufficiency at the social level, and it reproduces in its experiment not just what it needs, life, but what it wants, life in di erence, in the play of the general antagonism [...] It is crucial that planners choose to participate. Policy is a mass e ort. Intellectuals will write articles in the newspapers, philosophers will hold conferences on new utopias, bloggers will de- bate, and politicians will compromise here, where change is policy’s only constant. Participating in change is the second rule of policy. Stefano Harney and Fred Moten
2. Consider the fate of Malcolm X’s OAAU, Martin’s Poor People’s Campaign, the Black Panther Party Survival Programs, Freedom Farm Cooperative, Floyd McKissick’s Soul City, etc.
3. David Deutsch, The Beginning of Infinity (2011)

4. Fred Moten in conversation. Source lost. If known please email us.

5. Terence McKenna, Rites of Spring (1986)

6. Alan Watts, Individual and the World Part 1

7. African Pottery Forming and Firing, Christopher Roy, 2013

8. Improvisation, and the invocation of the "knowledge of freedom."

9. Intercommunalism (1974)
Huey P. Newton

10. In the spirit of Marcus Garvey’s Black Star line, built not just a means of taking people back to Africa, but establishing supply chains and developing infrastructure for the exchange of goods around the diaspora.

11. Stolen Life, Fred Moten (2018)
12. Blackness as “a way of being in the world that evades regulation.” Fred Moten

13. White Monopoly Capital is a South African phrase used in contemporary political discourse to describe the continued economic dominance of White South Africans in post-Apartheid South Africa in every sphere of the economy. We see monopoly capital as a form of state capture, on a global level, utilizing practices of corporate communism to create this state of runaway inequality.