After spending a working life in the performing arts as a director and dramaturg and teaching project-based participatory learning in higher education throughout Europe, Jacqueline decided to transform her 40 years of experience in environmental activism into the main focus of her life.
Jacqueline grew up with a great attachment to her grandfather’s farm, imbibing his love for the land, and it was inevitable that permaculture, ecology and ecovillage design would become her new profession and passion. Jacqueline has collaborated on (urban) permaculture projects in France, Belgium, Australia and The Netherlands, with scientists, economists and artists and continue to promote an interdisciplinary approach to all endeavours and in particular the role of the arts in ecovillage design.
As a member of the Greens, then later French ATTAC (anti-globalisation) and De-Growth movements, as well as CoalitionClimate21, Jacqueline has understood the need for system change, for transformation of consciousness, a profound reconnection to our material and spiritual home in the garden, in ecosystems, in the biosphere, on this extraordinarily beautiful planet.
After completing the full e-learning GEDS course, an EDE in Thailand and the Training of Trainers in Scotland, Jacqueline has joined the GEESE to help train new generations of deep ecologists in a holistic worldview and the practice of permaculture ethics and principles. Jacqueline is a co-facilitator of the Ecological Design dimension of the GEDS online.