After two unprecedented years, we are delighted to announce that Earthville will be resuming in-person educational programs in 2022, and we have some exciting news to share.
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Mayday! Join Arnie & Mark to Discuss Education & Arnie’s Book
Join us on on May 1, 2021, for discussion with educators Arnie Langberg and Mark Moore on Creating the World That Ought to Be. The discussion takes place as part of “Past, Present, and Future of Progressive Education: Working toward a More Just and Equitable World by Supporting Students’ Personal, Social, and Intellectual Growth.”
Learning from Lockdown: Colors of COVID-19 in the Himalayas
Dharmalaya Institute is Earthville’s campus in the Himalayas. In this article, Dharmalaya’s assistant manager and architect Anushka Joshi shares about her experience of the impact of COVID-19 in the village.
Didi Contractor Receives India’s Highest Civilian Honor for Women
On International Women’s Day of 2019, Didi Contractor, co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute, was presented with the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian honor recognizing women who have made great contributions to India. The award was presented by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Tales of Human-Scale Education
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg shares three stories from one of the public alternative schools he served as Principal, High School Redirection in Denver…
Dharmalaya Institute’s Autumn 2018 Season Begins with Reflections on Compassion
After the invigorating monsoon season, autumn is a natural time for reflective engagement as we return outdoors to work with the earth. Dharmalaya Institute’s autumn 2018 program season began with a five-day silent meditation retreat, led by mindfulness trainer Ellen van Iersel from the Netherlands, which set a contemplative tone. We then welcomed a lovely […]
Earthville Welcomes Spring Up Foundation
The Earthville Network is pleased to announce the newest addition to our family of projects incubating in the Earthville Umbrellavator: The Spring Up Foundation is a UK-based charitable project established to support a peaceful and hopeful future in the Middle East by funding further education for Palestinian students.
Didi Contractor Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Didi Contractor, a celebrated earthen architect and co-founding Professor Emeritus of the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture at Dharmalaya Institute (a project of the Earthville Network in the Indian Himalayas), was honored with WADe Asia’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in natural building in the Himalayas, which has inspired countless architects in India and beyond.
Film on Earthen Building Featuring Earthville Project Debuts at DIFF
After years in the making, a new feature-length documentary film entitled “Didi Contractor: Marrying the Earth to the Building” premiered at the 2016 Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) in India. Directed by Steffi Giaracuni of Switzerland, the film explores the life and work of acclaimed earthen architect (and artist and designer) Didi Contractor, whom some […]
Earthville Sponsors Benefit for Post-quake Rebuilding in Nepal
On August 28 Earthville and friends are launching the Nepal Earthquake Relief project with a benefit concert to support reconstruction in Nepal.