autopoiesis means "self-organizing living systems"
autopoiesis, llc is a design and strategy firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Autopoiesis means "self-organizing", and it describes our living systems approach to the regeneration of communities, ecosystems, and economies. We bring 25 years of experience in three related areas: design as life including buildings, small communities, and healing centers; ecological planning from site to bioregional scales supporting biodiversity and community health; and systems transformation through process design, convening, mapping, transdisciplinary research and ethnovideography.
Founding Partner Kathryn Langstaff, M.Arch. trained and taught with Christopher Alexander, one of the great contemporary design theorists and architects. Kathryn brings wholeness and life into buildings, sites, landscapes, and processes through harmonizing life's energy. She is devoted to living processes that strengthen well-being, vitality and dignity within the people and places where she collaborates, generating healing and prosperity.
Introducing Yanapakusunchis, E.I.R.L.
Yanapakusunchis, E.I.R.L., "We help each other" in Runasimi, the language of the Quechua people, was recently established by Kathryn Langstaff as the Autopoiesis LLC affiliate in Peru to support the Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) in the Valle Sagrado de Los Inkas to regenerate their culture and ecosystems from glacier to Wilkamayu, "sacred river".