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Community Hubs

People and Practice at the Berlin Hub

Another month has gone by at the Berlin Hub. Much has happened, this time told again from the perspective of Hubmanager Ilja, on a rainy yet warm evening in Kreuzberg. Bringing the building together How often have you come together in the couryard like this? Never and how long have you been living in this […]

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Podcast

Brendan Graham Dempsey on The Meaning Crisis & Metamodern Spirituality

In the fourth episode of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Nathen Fitchen and Brendan Graham Dempsey discuss the rise of the meaning crisis, how it has perpetuated throughout the world and its symbiotic nature to the environmental crisis and other crises we face today. Nathen and Brendan unpack a potential antidote to the meaning crisis, […]

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Podcast Residency

Collective Practice with Valérie Duvauchelle

In the third episode of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Eilidh Ross sits down with Life Itself Pioneer, Valérie Duvauchelle. Valérie discusses the value collective practice brings to a community and tells us what we can expect from the upcoming Open Residency at the Life Itself Bergerac Hub. Valérie also offers some insight into individual […]

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Contemplative Activism

Tending the seeds of a “new” culture — Hope, History, and Humility

We started Life Itself in 2016 because it seemed time for seeds of another culture to sprout. My hope was actually largely based on what was falling apart. Disturbing elections were happening, faith in capitalism was shaken, news about global warming was worsening. Death makes room for life, and chaos and lost faith mean new […]

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Podcast Residency

Collective Practice and the Life Itself Open Residency

In the third episode of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Eilidh Ross sits down with Life Itself Pioneer, Valérie Duvauchelle. Valérie discusses the value collective practice brings to a community and tells us what we can expect from the upcoming Open Residency at the Life Itself Bergerac Hub. Valérie also offers some insight into individual […]

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Life Itself Labs

Launch announcement: Life Itself Labs

Some of our more eagle eyed readers may have noticed us begin to reference Life Itself Labs in some of our recent work. We’re therefore extremely proud to be giving Labs the proper launch it deserves. Life Itself Labs will act as a subsidiary of Life Itself, housing our research and consulting activities particularly on […]

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Podcast Residency

Embodying Collective Transformation with Karl Steyaert

In the second episode of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Theo Cox sits down with visionary cultural catalyst, Karl Steyaert. Karl explains what it is to be a ‘Champion of Human Wholeness’, why inner transformation is central to wider societal transformation, and tells us about the series of residencies he will be facilitating in the […]

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Life Itself Labs Podcast

Exploring Social Transformation

We are excited to announce the newest era of The Life Itself Podcast! Welcome to ‘Exploring Social Transformation’, our newest series in which we explore the the full spectrum of work Life Itself is involved in. In this first episode, Life Itself team members Theo Cox and Eilidh Ross introduce this new series, discussing how […]

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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 […]