WILDLY INTERDEPENDENT LIVING +
DESIGN EDUCATION FOR RESILIENCE
The WILDER Compound project is a workshop series created in conjunction with The Modern Primitive Exchange (MPEx) for Spring 2014. It will bring students from Syracuse University together with students from the local community to collaboratively build a hub for learning about sustainability and cultivating self-reliance. Through the construction of a geodesic greenhouse, growing food, building an earth oven, learning bike repair, building bike-powered phone chargers and gaining expertise in online community building, this series is an incubator for cultivating self-reliant communities.
WILDER.is invites people with multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives to come together to practice design as collaborative communities. The project was conceived by designer Jill Allyn Peterson and its first iteration, the WILDER Compound workshop series, is organized with the help of MPEx Project Director Ethany Uttech and Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler of The Canary Project.
Workshop leaders include Molly Rose Kaufman (community organizing), Sara Morris and the Mello Velo team (bike repair), Jessica Maxwell and Jessi Lyons of Southwest Community Farm (grow your own food), Kelley Sullivan (geodesic dome), and with support from Jillian Nakornthap of 601 Tully.