Designing New Cultures: Personal, Relationship and in Community - a one day participatory workshop
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Saturday 4 May 2019
9.30am - 5pm
University of Winchester Business School, Room 9, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT
This workshop will be led by Maddy Harland, a Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow of the Institute of Theological Partnerships at the University of Winchester. She is editor and co-founder of Permaculture magazine and an adviser to Common Earth, a joint initiative between the Cloudburst Foundation and the Commonwealth, a climate action program aimed at supporting member states to adopt integrative approaches to address climate. She is the author of Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope and The Biotime Log.
Cultural Emergence is a framework designed to create maximum positive change in our lives and in the world.
Humanity is presently at a time of mass cultural emergency; personal, social, political and environmental problems stem from a lack of cultural understanding and cohesion. Yet there are tools that can help turn this around into mass cultural emergence, where abundance, gratitude, care and connection are part of our everyday culture. Emergence is a term used in systems thinking when two or more elements come together with unexpected results. By bringing people together with these tools and methods we have the opportunity to ask good questions and to co-create answers and solutions and design the culture we want.
What the new culture and new story can look like? What part can we play in helping it to emerge? It will introduce tools, techniques, processes and ways of being to help us think and see differently. We will explore:
- How we can design new cultures that benefit our own lives and the people around us?
- What principles can be expanded out far into our communities to create positive change?
- How do we turn around a culture of emergency and create cultures of emergence?
- The key daily practices and tools for change.
Each participant is invited to select a project (from personal, family to a wider social context) and design a pathway to making their vision a reality.
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