How does one navigate these myriad waterways without drowning in jargon, misinformation, blame or nihilism?

This workshop is a brief exploration into the much-needed paradigm shifts and how a more open-ended engagement can inspire creative responses to trying times. It uses out-of-the-box tools to generate out-of-the-box perspectives. It will focus on bridging the mind and body through movement and awareness exercises so that the senses and sensitivities can be used as tools for a more holistic perspective on sustainability.

Many of the younger generations have been born into this planetary crisis and don’t know anything different. The mounting intensity will not go away, which we must confront with courage and cooperation. But where there is a crisis, there is also opportunity.


When: The workshop starts at 14:30. Coffee and snacks from 14:00 onwards.

Where: Langeveld building, room 0.18

Registration: Register here.

Facilitator: Alexander (Premala) Vollebregt

Alexander (Premala) Vollebregt is an advocate for urban consciousness – born and raised in Africa and India from a Dutch father and Curaçaoan mother before moving to Netherlands in 1991 – he is an architect, urbanist, teacher and coach. He is the founder and owner of Avontuur – the Ark for Healing, Wellbeing and Inner Growth located in the heart of the city center of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

For 15 years, Premala was an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology running collaborative research projects in developing countries to empower local communities and governments. He initiated interdisciplinary and inter-professional ways researching how man and nature can live harmoniously in a socially stimulating, technologically sound and environmentally sustainable ecology. He uses action-learning and action-research as core methodologies to generate knowledge development and knowledge transfer.