Well-being and a Moderate Climate Movement

This post summarises the second session of the Wiser Policy Forum, a space to bring together leading experts from across the spheres of policy and civil society to explore new perspectives on traditional policy issues. We were delighted to be joined by Rupert Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and […]

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Reflections on the 2021 Emerge Gathering

As the dust from the 2021 Emerge Gathering has now properly begun to settle, it seems like the right time to share some reflections on what was on so many levels a special and thought provoking experience.  I felt truly privileged to be in attendance, and to share space with so many enthusiastic and motivated […]

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Deliberately Developmental Spaces: a key to addressing the Metacrisis?

The piece reflects Life Itself’s experience with practically creating developmental spaces in the last five years as well as our research, discussions and engagement with many others. We especially acknowledge ongoing discussions with Tomas Bjorkman and colleagues (whose terminology, borrowed from Robert Kegan’s ‘Deliberately Developmental Organisation’, we have unashamedly adopted and built on) as well […]

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Understanding the emerging ecosystem: event at Life Itself Hub Berlin, Friday 8 Oct 2021

🤷‍♀️ What: What is this emerging space? What are its defining characteristics? And what are the other ecosystems to which it is interconnected? How will it evolve? Come along to find out more, hear from expert guests and participate in some shared sensemaking 😉 🌍 Where: Life Itself Hub Berlin, Gneisenaustraße 52, 10961 Berlin ⏲️ […]

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Announcing the Sympoiesis Residencies at the Life Itself Praxis Hub

We’re thrilled to annouce Life Itself’s latest initiative: Sympoiesis. Explore more conscious, collective ways of living in stunning surroundings near Bordeaux in France. These are a series of experiential collective residencies at the Life Itself Praxis Hub in Bergerac. Residencies are an opportunity to explore the practices and social technologies for transforming our reactivity and […]

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Announcing the next Imaginary Society Forum with Jeremy Lent

We are excited to welcome acclaimed author Jeremy Lent to the next online Imaginary Society Forum on 9th September 2021. The Zoom session will run for 1.5 hours starting at 5pm CEST/11am EDT. The Forum will see Life Itself co-founder Rufus Pollock discuss with Jeremy his work and its implications for humanity’s future, before giving […]

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Alnoor Ladha – A Conversation

Recently, we met with Alnoor Ladha, Board Member at Culture Hack Labs, as part of our ongoing effort to map the space that organisations such as ours operate within. Alnoor gave a starkly honest depiction of the polycrisis facing humanity currently. Read a summary of his story, and the perspectives he shared, below: Alnoor’s Personal […]

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Wiser Policy Forum: Launch Bulletin

Life Itself is excited to announce, in collaboration with our partners at Untitled, and UCL Professor of Collective Intelligence Geoff Mulgan, the Wiser Policy Forum. This initiative brings together stakeholders from across the spheres of civil society, policy and beyond to explore how we might take a wiser approach to some of the most pressing […]


Reflections on Stay at The Bergerac Hub

Last month we were joined at the Bergerac Hub by Olivia Nater from Population Matters, who came to experience what it was like to be part of an intentional community. She was kind enough to share her reflections with us, which we publish below. My short stay at the Life Itself Bergerac hub certainly gave […]

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Pragmatic Utopianism

Life Itself’s approach to social change is labelled ‘Pragmatic Utopianism’. It differs from most other organisations seeking to improve society. Here, we outline the core commitments of this approach and in future pieces we will refine and flesh it out in greater detail. Whilst still at an early stage, we hope this provides a solid […]