‘Business as usual’ is failing. We need to demonstrate that new models for collective action and economic growth are possible.
Transform Evia is building a collaboratively owned regional development enterprise, which will operate as a hybrid event production company, digital studio, architectural firm, travel agency and crowd-powered property developer.
Longer term, we will establish a development Trust with the intention of raising significant funds to support the economic regeneration of the region. We hope to demonstrate a new model for regional development that can be scaled across the world.
A New Model for Rural Regeneration.
Cities are becoming super expensive. Rural economies are struggling. Land prices are dropping. A new generation of entrepreneurial, digitally nomadic creative professionals is emerging who want to design and live in fundamentally different ways to previous generations. We see this as an unique opportunity to re-imagine how we live, work and play in the 21st century.
We will start by partnering with existing landowners and using their estates and infrastructure to host a dynamic and visionary events program. This will enable us to demonstrate demand, establish local partnerships, build credibility with funders and show that we know what it takes to create transformational shared experiences.
Why this matters?
Today, we have an opportunity to not only imagine the future we want, but to actually built it, one neighbourhood and community at a time.
A new collaborative, pro-social economy is emerging. Leaders in every industry and corner of the world are beginning to wake up to the fact that business, society and environment are interconnected and that many of the systems and institutions that we have today have become too big and are no longer fit for purpose. We are also beginning to see the transformational potential of exponential technologies that enable us to spread ideas, prototype solutions and inspire action like never before. Our vision for Transform Evia is to contribute to and accelerate this inevitable paradigm shift towards a more conscious and collaborative world. We want to provide a home to the entrepreneurs, artists, activists, builders and makers who want to build our world in new and inspiring ways.
Who are we learning from...
Summit Series, Powder Mountain
PeurtaVida, Costa Rica
Kalu Yala, Panoma
West Lexham, UK
Downtown Project, Las Vegas
Hooke Park, Architects Association
Burning Man, Black Rock City
Y Combinator, Silicon Valley
Enspiral, New Zealand
Earth Sky Lab, Portugal