Taisa works as an international trainer, consultant and researcher on various topics related to sustainability, social innovations and community life. Ecovillage researcher. ICSA – International Communal Studies Association board member.
Professor at the Post Graduation Program on Pedagogy of Cooperation and Social Methodologies (UNIP / Projeto Cooperação). GEN Ambassador (Global Ecovillage Network). CASA Brazil council member (Consejo de Asentamientos Sustentables de America Latina).
Instructor and Coordinator of EDE Programs since 2009, around Brazil, also in Argentina, Portugal and Mozambique. She has contributed to transition initiatives both in urban and rural areas. Co-founder of Terra Una Ecovillage (MG, Brazil) and the Exchange Trade Network Flor & Ser, in Rio, with the local currency Flor. Part of the Ecovillage Moviment since 2004, and the Transition Towns Movement, since 2009. Taisa has been living, for several years, in small urban communities in Rio.
Academic Titles: Master´s degree in Psychosociology of Communities and Social Ecology at EICOS Program / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Bachelor in Social Communication at ECO/UFRJ.
Teaching language: Portuguese and English
Coordination team and also an instructor of:
EDE Rio de Janeiro (from 2009 to 2012)
EDE Terra Una (from 2011 to 2013)
EDE Belo Horizonte (2012)
EDE Buenos Aires – Argentina (2013, 2014)
EDE Azores – Portugal (2015)
EDE Nazaré Uniluz – Nazaré Paulista, SP (2015, 2016).
She contributed to adapt the EDE curriculum to the Brazilian Slums and was also an instructor of EDE Brasilândia (Gaia para a Transição Brasilândia), in 2011.
Part of the EDE team in:
The Amazon Forest (AMAGAIA, 2013)
Youth EDE Gaia Jovem Serrano, in Nova Friburgo – RJ (2015, 2016).
Gaia Viçosa – UFV/MG (2015)
Gaia Brasília (2015, 2016)
Gaia Botucatu – SP (2016)
Gaia Goiânia (2017).
Ecovilas: a construção de uma cultura regenerativa a partir da práxis de Findhorn, Escócia. 2015. (Masters thesis – EICOS/UFRJ).
Ecovilas e a Construção de Modelos de Vida Saudáveis e Sustentáveis. Revista de Comunicação e Educação Ambiental, v. 4, p. 1¬25, 2014.
Ecovilas: tecendo a cultura regenerativa. In: Ecovilas Brasil: caminhando para a sustentabilidade do ser. (Org) Ilana Majerowicz; Rafael Togashi; Isabel Valle. Ed. Bambual. Rio de Janeiro, 2017.
Social Innovations towards a Regenerative Culture: an Ethnographic Study of Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland. On Sustainability Conference 2017 -Thirteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability. NAB-UFF. Niterói , RJ. January, 2017. Conference Paper.
Ecovillages as Seeds of a Regenerative Culture: An Ethnographic Study of Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland. ICSA Conference 2016 (International Communal Studies Association) – Community approaches towards inner and outer peace. Conference Paper.
Ecovilas e Cidades em Transição: criando sustentabilidade no meio urbano. ANAIS do Encontro Regional RJ da ABRAPSO. VIII Encontro Regional Rio de Janeiro da ABRAPSO – O psicólogo social na cidade: ações territoriais, lutas políticas e subjetividade, Rio de Janeiro, 2014.