Grace Kim--renowned coho architect--live on Zoom, May11
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Catalyzing cohousing in Minnesota

April 2022

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Minnesota exclusive, live on Zoom with Q&A


Grace Kim, cohousing architect


Wed., May 11, 2022 -  register now (FREE)


 "Cohousing: A Short-Term Antidote to Loneliness and a Long-Term Retirement Plan"

The first in our *NEW* cohousing professionals occasional 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, and has designed cohousing communities and other multifamily buildings with a human-centric approach. There will be time for Q&A.

View Grace Kim's TED Talk on cohousing (2+ million views)

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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.

More about Grace Kim:

Research for her University of Washington Master of Architecture degree took Grace Kim to Copenhagen for a two-month fellowship to research cohousing. Upon her return to the U.S. in 2004, Kim and her husband Michael Mariano started Schemata Workshop. The vision of Schemata Workshop is empowering communities through architecture and design. Besides cohousing, the firm is dedicated to sustainability. The Schemata Workshop website has details about their environmental commitment.

This event is free to attend because of gifts from several 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
Soft launch, and early-bird nat'l conf discounts 

Twin Cities Cohouinsg Network (TCCN) has entered into a partnership with the larger, nationwide nonprofit CohousingUS to offer discounts to CohousingUS events--both in-person and online, online previous conference-session content and other valuable online resources.

These substantial discounts come at a cost to TCCN. To receive these valuable partnership benefits, we are requesting a one-time contribution of $60 or more which will cover the rest of 2022. This program is on a calendar-year basis.

With the partnership discount, you'll receive a substantial discount on registration for the national cohousing conference, coming up in August 2022 in Madison, WI. Close to press time, we found out that the early-bird discount for the conference has been extended into May, so our intent is to provide you with more information in the next newsletter. The partnership discount will amplify your savings. You may also wish to stay attuned to our social media channels and website as we roll out information.

The Twin Cities Cohousing Network board has been working to provide you with a great value for stepping up to this level of support. If you're considering going to the conference, we especially encourage you to avail yourself of this program.

More information will be shared in the May newsletter, but if you'd like to sign up now to begin accessing recorded content on the CohoUS website immediately, please use the donate page on our website, and select the $60 (or $100) level and we will be in touch with instructions. Thank you!

Thank you to the Story Circle testers 

The spring 2022 beta test of Lynn Englund's three online story circles went well. Thanks to those who participated for their time and willingness to enter a space of deep sharing about their lives with others. 


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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.

Deadline for next TCCN News--April 27

If you've got an idea for TCCN News, or want to submit an article for consideration, please send an email to Deadline for the next issue is April 27, 2022. At this time, only original editorial content is considered--you must be the writer or own copyright of the work.

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