Filipa Pimentel

What do you do?

I coordinate the National Hubs circle and I do that by supporting hubs in their work to develop structures and processes to work effectively at international level and in their work to support transition locally. A lot of my time is spent in just building, developing and maintaining that fundamental sense of connection with and between the national hubs and supporting the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experience within the movement and beyond.

What do you find most surprising or delightful about working in the field of Transition?

I feel that the connection between transitioners is magical: there is this feeling that we belong to the same family, even if we are coming from such different parts of the world, backgrounds, cultures, experiences, languages, contexts. The openness to learn and the capacity to listen actively, the compassion and the creativity are just some of the rare qualities I see around me while working in this field.