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Cabal is my word for a way of working together. It is an wholistic space for collaboration with each other and the life streams we are part of. The Cabal ethos rests in the subtle arts of relatedness. For over 20 years, this philosophy has guided my approach to art, design and construction, within very diverse project teams, contexts and mediums.

This ‘deep collaboration’ is an art form of communication and interdependency as we sculpt, weave, design and construct processes for restorative built environments. I treat each creative project is an opportunity to explore with others, finding simple practical tools and processes that we can put into action to help realise our ideals for transformation and regeneration in our communities. Cabal

asks, “what is needed here?” “What are the optimum conditions for wholistic

success?”

Cabal is a call to the nourishment of love, life and the restoring of beauty.

WAIOREA COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE – WESTERN SPRINGS

re-source : going back to the root of what nourishes us

 

Auckland’s goal for Zero Waste to landfill by 2040 calls for a radical shift in how the people of Auckland see and manage their ‘waste’ streams and the infrastructure to support these new behaviours. This shift ultimately engages everyone in our city, inviting all people to become Partners in the transformation to unleash the new potential of waste as a resource.

The Waiorea Community Recycling Centre will be a critical hub within the Auckland Regional Resource Recovery Network, and essential to facilitating Auckland’s zero waste to landfill goal. As the drivers of this project, Auckland Council’s team understood the need to ‘work outside of the box’, to bring a new approach to the creating of this flagship facility.

This project is developing both a physical asset within a site specific place in Western Springs, as well as nurturing a developmental journey for very diverse communities, both locally and regionally. Our way of thinking and the quality of our process will make all the difference. How do we work together? How do we bring people together in a way that builds a sense of ownership, alignment and excitement for the changes?

“Our primary role is actually to be a facilitator and catalyst for change – we’re not in there doing all the doing. We’re supporting and encouraging community leaders to grab hold of the opportunities and run with them.”  (Stephen Town, CE Auckland Council July 2016)

Within the everyday business, design, development and construction for the Central Community Recycling Centre, we have the opportunity to cultivate new ways of working positively and productively together – Council partnering with Mana Whenua and engaging meaningful with various stakeholders. What’s called for is an holistic methodology capable of holding this complexity and reconciling the many unknowns.

Cabal’s integrative and regenerative approach, draws on the science of whole living systems, as well as arts and cultural practices unique to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our focus is on helping create an environment for all participants to discover their role, in how to contribute to the optimisation of the relationships, design and construction process, enrich the quality of the human and ecological outcomes, and realise the new, as yet unfathomable, rich potential for our people and place - beyond ‘waste’.

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