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Hubs

Lessons in Engaged Symbiosis

An update on Climate Action Community (CAC) Hi, I’m Lauren! I’m a resident of the Life Itself Berlin Hub and the founder of Climate Action Community (CAC). I was asked to write an update about the Berlin hub, and to share about CAC and a project that CAC is currently embarking on. Truthfully, I often […]

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Residency

Reflections on Sympoiesis #6: Insight, Interbeing and Science

Over the past few weeks, the Bergerac Hub has been hosting our sixth Sympoiesis residency: Insight, Interbeing and Science. Together we explored the question, how can insight into interbeing be cultivated in a way that is supported by personal inquiry and understanding of science?  Two of the residency’s attendees, Boaz and Amir, have offered their reflections […]

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Institute Web3

Crypto: can these financial perpetual motion machines work?

Does crypto technology “magic” allow it to transcend the principles of economics? The current crypto-economy is booming. A huge amount of money is circulating, and on the surface it appears many are gaining huge returns on their crypto investments. As one now infamous piece of crypto popular culture puts it, the line just keeps going […]

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Community Life Itself

Reflections on the Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible Residency

Over the past month, the Bergerac Hub has been host to our fifth Sympoiesis residency: Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible. The residency was facilitated by Rupert Read, academic and former spokesperson of Extinction Rebellion and the UK Green Party. Rupert led us in fascinating and challenging conversations on spirituality, religion, communicating on climate change, the moderate flank, […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: Psychotherapy

This post is the sixth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary “Psychotherapy is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Governance

This post is the fifth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary For many communities around the world, faith in their government and governing processes is absent. In the face of this, and in pursuit […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Economics

This post is the fourth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary Doughnut Economics The “Doughnut” is a visual framework for sustainable development which combines the concept of planetary boundaries with the concept of social […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: Permaculture

This post is the third in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary At its root, permaculture means taking natural ecosystems as the model for our own human habitats. “Natural ecosystems are, almost by definition, sustainable, […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: Zen

This post is the second in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism which originated in China (where it was known as Ch’an) and then spread to Japan and […]

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Ecosystem Mapping Institute

Mapping Metamodern: What is Metamodernism?

Life Itself is currently undertaking the exciting project of mapping the emerging “metamodern” ecosystem. This ecosystem is centered on a radical, alternative approach to social change – one that is simultaneously paradigmatic, integrated and engaged. To learn more about the project, visit our website here. This post is the first in a series of essays […]