Sara is a landscape architect and since 2008 has been working with community-led initiatives and municipalities as a facilitator towards regenerative ways of living and inclusive collaboration. She’s a tutor and part of the MiT core team and is also a project manager at ECOLISE.
What am I doing here?
I’ve always felt attracted and knew the importance of co-mmunity, co-llaboration and co-creation in generating positive cultural transformations.
I started as a landscape architect and an active citizen, organizing with friends swap markets, artistic circles, and complementary coins in the city of Porto. In 2013 I co-founded and coordinate Cidade Mais, a festival on social transformation and sustainability, which led me to work closer with both grassroot movements and municipalities in a diversity of projects and themes: culture of collaboration, circular economy, social entrepreneurship, transition.
My work ranges from project strategy, design and management to facilitation, ideation, communication manager and content curator. I’m trained in Permaculture design, Project management, Social Innovation for Resilient Cities, Open Space Technology and Sociocracy 3.0.
For ten years now I’ve complemented these activities with personal and community development deeper dives, becoming a co-creator of the Awakened Life Project and co-founder of Porto Desperto.
At the moment I am part of the Municipalities in Transition core team, a tutor in Maia municipality and part of the Co-guardians of the MiT Community of Practice.
I’m also a project manager in ECOLISE for the Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities project and a co-creator of the Communities for Future ecosystem of communities of practice. In Portugal I’m a co-representative of the national Transition Hub, a core team member of Evolusa project, Porto Desperto and of the Awakened Life Project sangha.
I’m can present to you the MiT project and the MiT System and look into ways to implement it in your place. I can facilitate and support groups reaching their goal through creative processes.
You can tell me of inspiring examples of cultural change happening towards regenerative values and I’m also happy to hear of your struggles and failures in aiming for the same.