Nikolas Winter-Simat, Director

Nikolas Winter-Simat, Director

Nikolas Winter-Simat, Director

I have lived in East Phillips since 1999. My wife and I have two kids and we use our yard to host community workshops and events. My vision for East Phillips is that it becomes a safe place for all to thrive. For me this includes the amazingly diverse people in East Phillips as well as the plants and animals of this region. I believe this can happen to the degree that we as residents get to know, trust and work together. For this reason I value events, projects and systems that are collaborative and build heathy connections. As a board member of EPIC I hope to help establish a whole-systems approach that acknowledges the interconnectedness and complexity of our community and works to build on the existing relationships and projects.

I consider myself an educator, designer and community organiser. I hold a BA in Linguistics, a Masters in Philosophy and am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2012 I developed an arts-focused alternative high school in Brisbane Australia and have since taught university courses in design, philosophy, ethics and sustainability. I am currently the Dean of Students at a Montessori high school.