Expert analysis and commentary to help you to make sense of what’s emerging.
Exousiance: What Rivers Teach Us About Power
The silencing of women and rivers in institutions of power bridges a connection between reality and myth; it is no wonder river goddesses are vengeful.
The Politics of Waking Up 15: The Future Arising
Only 9% of people want life to ‘return to normal’ after coronavirus. This moment could bring about the convergence of a number of conditions that seemed impossible to orchestrate before.
Cocreation and Community Can Help Us To Build A More Resiliant World
The future is something to be built by many hands and not imposed by a few. Cocreation can help turn the collapse of the old story into a catalyst.
Can The Art World Drive Social Transformation?
Art is a reflection of who we are, what we think is meaningful and what we value. As we confront critical interconnected global challenges, what should art be focusing on - and why?
Exousiance: A Black Feminist Vision of Power and Nature
Exousiance emerged from a need that I had to ‘speak' with nonhuman nature about power. It is an approach to knowledge production which integrates mind, body and soul.
Corona: A Tale of Two Systems. Part Two.
The lock down won’t go on forever. Digital naturalism - using technology to converse with the natural world, and discover a greater intelligence there - offers a life-affirming future.
Corona: A Tale of Two Systems. Part One
Huddled in our homes, we are experiencing two very different kinds of systems. One at risk of collapse, the other ancient, resilient and based on pro-social values and collective intelligence.
Connecting Online In Times Of Corona
We planned a Gathering for 100-130 people, then Coronavirus happened. Here’s how we designed an event to facilitate connection vulnerability and deep encounters - over a Zoom call.
The Politics of Waking Up 14: Freedom and Independents
As Brexit proved, ‘taking back control’ can always be played upon in the collective psyche, but a broader social independence cannot be achieved without collective organisation.
COVID-19: A War Broke Out In Heaven
History is unfolding in real time. This is it: we have arrived at the end of the world. Finally. Now we can start to build a new one. This is our chance to reshape ourselves as spiritual, scientific, and ethical beings.
Reclaiming Our Indigenous European Roots
Our task is to honour our ancestors, even those who caved from systemic destruction and became conquerors themselves. This is the story of how I connected with my European roots.
We Can No Longer Save The World By Playing By The Rules
Especially in times of crisis, the systems we live in need to learn to organise in new, more complex and deeper ways, or they will break down.
Eight Emerging Lessons: From Coronavirus to Climate Action
Disruption has two sides: the things we need to let go of, and the things that are about to emerge. How can we respond in ways that help this enormous potential for change to manifest?
The Collective Psychology of Coronavirus
Fight-or-flight or tend-and-befriend? How we respond to Coronavirus has big implications for our communities. Now is the right time to be reaching out to our neighbours.
Why Digital Entrepreneurs Need Contemplative And Systemic Practices
In the field of digital innovation, the solution is almost always an app or a platform, regardless of the problem. Contemplative practices can facilitate deeper innovation.
Rise of the Emergentsia: The Revolution Will Not Be Boring
Increasing numbers of people are suffering because their society has let them down. Indy Johar's solution calls for a “Boring Revolution" — but is it really as boring as it seems?
The Politics Of Waking Up 13: Real Time, Real Life, Next Politics?
In order to invent a new politics we need to bypass the existing system. Denmark's Alternative Party offers an example of new politics in-action.
How To Think About The Meta-Crisis Without Getting Too Excited.
It has become fashionable to declare a climate emergency, but the very idea of emergency only gets us so far. We cannot disentangle climate collapse from the broader crisis of civilisation.
The Politics Of Waking Up 11: Scaffolding, Skeletons and Fractals
Our political systems are slowly self-destructing in the face of huge global problems. Quality of relationships between communities is the key to creating new and better systems.
Christmas, Consumerism and Confusion
Despite it's bad ecological rap, consumerism meets a range of emotional and social needs. This is never more obvious than at Christmas. What can we do to fill the gap?
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