11:00 - Rhamis Kent - UK

Grow Local Live! Interview


Rhamis Kent - Ecosystem Restoration Consultant & Educator

He is teaching in PRI Tarim's first open Permaculture Design Course

Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. '95) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design.    See his profile in PRI.

Recently, Rhamis collaborated with environmental filmmaker John D. Liu in the making of a documentary for Dutch production company VPRO called "Green Gold" highlighting
the topic of global ecosystem restoration work.

In July 2010, Rhamis lectured at Schumacher College
(named after the influential economic thinker E.F. Schumacher) in Totnes, Devon UK about the application of permaculture in post-industrial Detroit.

He is presently consulting with a delegation of Somali expatriates initiating ecological restoration and education work throughout Somalia.

Given the rapidly growing interest in sustainable development, Mr. Kent hopes to bring to the attention of the investment community an aspect of the emerging sustainable economy that has yet to be seriously considered for significant financial support - Earth Repair/Ecosystem Restoration Work (ERW) and regenerative design.

Two of his articles:

Permaculture and Slavery: A System Analysis

Transcript of an Interview, Islam & Permaculture


 
Stella & Rhamis talk about their interest in invisible structures designs


There's not a problem in the world 
that cannot be reduced to people's problems 
in dealing with themselves.



The Century of the Self 

The Century of the Self is another classic that is important
history for all permaculture designers.  It is an award-winning 
British television documentary series by Adam Curtis, 
whom Rhamis mentions admiring, in the interview above. 


It focuses on how the work of Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed,‭ dealt with, and controlled ‬people.

"This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." —Adam Curtis' introduction to the first episode.

The other works he recommended by Adam Curtis were: 


Some other work by Rhamis Kent


Permaculture in Somalia ‎(IPC10 Presentation - Video)‎


Permaculture and Society

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