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Jeremy Lent on Interconnection & Shifting Worldviews

This week in the Exploring Social Transformation series of the Life Itself Podcast, we are sharing a conversation with acclaimed author of ‘The Patterning Instinct’ and ‘The Web of Meaning’, Jeremy Lent. This conversation was originally published in September 2021 as part of the Imaginary Society Forum, a forum curated by Life Itself in association […]

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Hubs

Musings on Living in Community

Berlin hub resident, Jaques, reflects on his time living in community. In June, after roughly two years that I mostly spend with the Life Itself Berlin Hub I moved out of the shared living. During this time, the hub expanded from one flat and three people to four flats and a shared space providing a […]

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July Wrapped

Welcome to our July update! The past month has been one of lots of behind the scenes work: preparing our upcoming residencies, refactoring our web3 guide, and contemplating and developing an exciting new project. So lots to be keeping an eye out for over the next few months! The Bergerac Hub hosted an Open Residency […]

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Geoff Mulgan on Reigniting Social and Political Imagination

In episode 6 of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Theo Cox is joined by author, professor, former director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and former Head of Policy at Downing Street, Geoff Mulgan. In this episode Geoff and Theo explore why social and political imagination is important, why there is a deficit in social […]

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Podcast

Hannah Close on Animism, Kinship, and the Social Change Ecosystem

In episode 5 of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Theo Cox is joined by Hannah Close, a writer, photographer and curator. During the conversation, Hannah reflects on relationships and kinship, her experience of the social change ecosystem, in particular being a woman within this space, animism and Schumacher College. Hannah is a curator for the […]

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June Wrapped

Welcome to our latest monthly update! June has been pretty glorious here in the south of France; we’ve been soaking up the sun on the banks of the Dordogne, jumping into its sparkling blue waters to cool off, and planning a total of five residencies so you can come enjoy it too! In this month’s […]

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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 […]