Dancing Rabbit Media Policy: The Public-Private Privacy Gradient at Dancing Rabbit

Part of the mission of Dancing Rabbit is to share our experiments in sustainability with the world at large, and we welcome opportunities to have these experiments documented by journalists, researchers, photographers, and the public at large.  However, it is important to remember that those of us who live at Dancing Rabbit are “real people with real lives,” and, as such, we have varying needs for privacy as well.

We ask that photographers, journalists, researchers, or anyone else seeking to document the lives of people at Dancing Rabbit adhere to the following guidelines:

1) Make clear arrangements to be hosted at Dancing Rabbit (see Visitor page of our website) before your arrival.
2) Let your host know of your intention to document our community and how you intend to use the information or photographs. This will be shared with the community.
3)  If you would like to take photographs, interview or record individual people in any way, ask their permission to do so first.
4) If you wish to photograph homes or other private spaces not visible from the public paths, ask the permission of the people who live or work there.
5) Many folks who live here do not wish to be photographed at the swimming pond. Please do not take photographs at the swimming pond unless you have previously arranged to photograph a particular individual.

It is an interesting “public-private” dance we do at Dancing Rabbit and we appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask your host, who can consult with the Outreach Committee.