Grace Kim, coho architect--Wed., May 11 @7pm via Zoom
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Catalyzing cohousing in Minnesota

May 2022

Grace Kim - next week

Minnesota exclusive, live on Zoom with Q&A


"Cohousing: A short-term antidote to loneliness and a long-term retirement plan"


Wed., May 11, 2022 -  register now (offered free because of individual donations)

First in our cohousing professionals series
A special live engagement via Zoom with architect Grace Kim, principal of Schemata Workshop in Seattle. Kim co-founded Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, a mixed-use project there.

("Mixed-use" refers to residential and commercial spaces in the same building, usually with ground floor office space or retail storefronts.)

Grace Kim designs cohousing communities and other multifamily buildings with a human-centric approach. Bring your questions--there will be time for Q&A.

When the Zoom meeting has 100 attendees, that's the limit. Register now to save your seat, and be sure to log on a little early to avoid disappointment.

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Photo courtesy Grace Kim

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is pleased to present this, the first in our new Meet the Professionals series.

Register now.

More about Grace Kim:

Grace Kim's TED Talk on cohousing has had 2+ million views

After Grace Kim's two-month fellowship in 2004 in Copenhagen to research cohousing for her architecture degree, she returned to the U.S., and Kim and her husband Michael Mariano started Schemata Workshop. The vision of Schemata Workshop is to empower communities through architecture and design. Besides cohousing, the firm is dedicated to sustainability. The Schemata Workshop website has details about their environmental commitment and other design principles.

This event is free to attend because of gifts from generous individual donors. Your financial encouragement, in amounts modest or large, allows us to continue this work. Thank you. Donations.

Twin Cities Cohousing Network is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

New partnership with CohousingUS

Twin Cities Cohousing Network (TCCN) has partnered with The Cohousing Association of the United States (CohoUS).

This partnership offers TCCN’s partnership supporters access to all CohoUS recordings, events, and resources during 2022 with an annual gift of $60 or more.

The Cohousing US individual partnership fee is $150; joining with TCCN is a savings of $90 per calendar year.

See all partnership benefits here.

Note that your partnership benefits will include larger early-bird discounts to CohoUS national conferences, including the one this August in Madison, WI--a great place to make connections with a range of cohousing professionals who could advise you in pursuit of cohousing.

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Group campsite for an affordable national coho conf trip

Madison, WI August 25-28, 2022 - CohousingUS National Conference

Becca Brackett and Fred Olson have reserved a group tent-camping area in a Dane County park about five miles from the conference hotel. There's space for 25 people who bring their own tents. A convenient bike trail leads to downtown,

The fee will be about $10-12 per night for a spot for a single/couple in one tent, depending on how many people participate. Call Fred or Becca @ 612-588-9532 to reserve a spot, or email with "camping" in the subject line.

Watch our Facebook page or the Cohousing Meetup Group for upcoming announcements about Zoom informational meetings about the camping option.

communities coming together Madison WI

5-Week Course offered by Fellowship for Intentional Communities - FIC

Cutting Edge Cohousing: Pushing the Boundaries of Community Development

5-Week Online Course | Starts May 14, 2022 with Bryan Bowen

Get a front row seat to the future of the cohousing movement. This highly interactive course will explore where cohousing is heading next and create a space for conversation among cohousing enthusiasts to dreamscape that future together. Decades in the making, the cohousing movement has much to teach about what works and what doesn’t. Glean best practices from existing cohousing models and other professionals to apply to your own community or career.

More info, course syllabus and register here:

Core group contact page

See a list of core groups with contact information on our website,, including a multi-generational MSP urban group, a seniors 50+ group in the Twin Cities, and a forming group in Duluth. Link.

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catalyze, v.

• to cause or accelerate a reaction
• to cause an action or process to begin

The Twin Cities Cohousing Network board is working hard to lay the groundwork for effectively catalyzing affordable, efficient, equitable cohousing.

We invite you to find a role--large or small--and partner with us. What can we do together?

It's a long game and the purposes includes building community, advancing justice and amplifying the potential for generational wealth-building along the way. Connect today via our contact page.

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