Hello, I am Nicole Hartley Bradford
Space Holder and Creator of
Next Culture Experiments
Acknowledgement of the Indigenous
I am a first generation settler born and raised in the place known as Canada, a descendant of settlers who colonized the place known as South Africa.
I acknowledge that massive injuries have been and continue to be enacted on Indigenous People and land the world over, by what I refer to as Modern Culture.
I am committed to playing my part in creating an entirely different culture, calling this Archearchy.
If you are of Indigenous ancestry, I thank you for putting up with so much, for so long.
I am deeply sorry.
WORK WITH ME
Some things are on hold for the time I am in Portugal, others are not!
a 2 hour zoom event
Jun 22, 2021 8PM Lisbon Time
NOTE: please check you own time zone Exchange: sliding scale 20-30$CAN, you decide and send payment at the end.
Meeting ID: 862 3780 9545
Conscious, responsible anger experiments
The life of your wildest dreams starts with your authority, your creativity and your clarity, which are informed and fuelled by YOUR ANGER.
Learn to have your anger safely. Responsibly.
On hold during May and June while I am in intensive trainings in Portugal.
Learn more about Rage Club here.
Video replays of introductions to Rage Club viewable here:
~ 50 min
~ 39 min
~ 5 min
human feelings are not a design flaw
Feelings are for handling things. Emotions are for healing things.
80- 110$/ 90 min session
If you want a session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interconnected with
and empowered by
a global community of
Next Culture Experimenters,
Trainers and Trainer Trainers
One of our collaborations is Possibility Management Canada
Another Canadian-originated Possibility Manager, Brianne Vaillancourt and I are on the General Memetics Team creating experiments for the massive multi-player on and offline conscious transformation game StartOverxyz
and Clinton Callahan, the Originator
of Possibility Management
Please ask me for the links to any other resources you see me reference there are MANY
about me and about cool things I've been part of
Awakening the Village (since 2014)
Answering the Call
In urgent need of my own village after my marriage ended in 2011, I began inviting people to gather, explore and connect to consider the themes foundational to "the Village it takes". Countless talks, potlucks, panels, workshops, celebrations, circles, one on one calls and visits happened over the years. Awakening the Village is the umbrella under which I "do everything."
photo by Phi Vernon, Third Eye Arts
Awakening House Temporary Permaculture Ashram (2015-2020)
After much dreaming and discussion, I set up Awakening House in the fall of 2015 in Calgary, AB, Canada as a microcosmic experiment of The Village. Residents and visitors tasted and tested intentional living possibilities up until the project ended with a beautiful Death Ritual in the spring of 2020.
Vibe Pod Bottom Liner and Mentor
From 2015, I have been part of the two annual gatherings of ArcaTribe: Intention (5 days) and Symmetree (a weekend), and the revival of EnVision, our organizers retreat. My role as Vibe Pod bottom liner has been to apply space holding technology to support the emotional well-being of all involved, during and between gatherings.
The Hempshire 109 Project (2017)
It takes a microVillage to build a microHouse
It was an honour to be invited as a village weaver onto the team that won 4 out of 5 categories with this hempcrete and timber beauty, "The 109," at the first ever International Grow Calgary MicroHouse Building Competition. The team included some of western Canada's most notable natural building pioneers Dion Lefebvre, Christina Goodvin, Dor Lav, Melody Mossing, Brian Lavoie, Chad Gendall, Olivia Johnson, and Hemp experts Erin Lindley, Bonnie Mackay, and Carl Martel. Great Fun was had.
The Tent City Symposiums at the Kinney Earthship (2015, 2016)
near Vulcan, AB
Time spent at the Kinship, Alberta's first Earthship Biotechture-built Earthship inspired me to undertake a gift economy project with the remarkable poet, Ian Kinney. Glorious workshops, demos, herb and fossil walks, shared meals, games, drum circles and farm duties from egg collection to shepherding happened in the coulees.
Too many to list...but...
Permaculture Guild Calgary, the AB Permaculture Convergence, One Tree Village (Dewinton, AB), Edmonton Ecovillage Hub, Studio M*, the 920A Live-In Library (Calgary, AB), Aloha Aina Farm (Salt Spring Island), Featherstone Farm (Creston, BC), Cherry Hill EcoVillage Coop (AB), Our Calgary Intentional Community (we brought Diana Leafe Christian to town!), The Hempery (AB/BC), Alchemy of Womxn (east of Edmonton, 2017 and 2018, pictured!), The YYC Earthship Symposium, Project SaLV'age, FOODx, Calgary on Purpose, TEDx Calgary, XR Calgary Action and Training...oh my goodness I am missing so many.
Mother of Team Generys and the Wise Guys
Meet my four biggest inspirations
My work is devoted to these four remarkable humans: Sagan, Tallis, Genevieve and Cerys, and to Gaia, to whom we are each inherent.
Photo from 2007
WHAT CLIENTS and COLLABORATORS SAY: more coming soon!
Nicole is a brave collaborator and nurturing community builder. I’ve had the privilege of working with her on a range of projects including work with Calgary on Purpose, TEDxCalgary and an immersive learning session for the Systemic Design Exchange in Edmonton. When Nicole is in a room conversations get braver, the thinking gets deeper, and every voice is valued. She is an intuitive experience designer and a skilled facilitator. It’s a privilege to watch Nicole sharply challenge the status quo in tough conversations. I can’t wait to work together with her again. – (Senior Innovation Designer with Vivo For Healthier Generations)
Naomi Ojinika Mbanefo