Institute Shadows

Coming soon to a podcast near you

  I’ve been embarking (virtually) on a publicity tour for my book Collective Wisdom in the West: Beyond the Shadows of the Enlightenment, and the essay The Equality Complex sharing the perspectives that I developed in these works. Jacob Kishere’s Sense Space, the Mourning Talk show with Aaron Parker are recorded with Buddhist Geeks coming […]


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 […]

Ecosystem Mapping

State of Sensemaking directory – Alpha Launch

We’re excited to announce the alpha version of the “State of Sensemaking” directory: The site is one output from our ongoing efforts to map an emerging ecosystem. It provides a growing directory of organizations, communities and individuals organized by theme and activity. It also includes background content and interviews as well as visual overviews […]

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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 […]

Ecosystem Mapping

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 ⏲️ […]


What’s new at the Berlin Hub?

Lots has happened over the last few months. Here is a little impression of some of the things we’ve been up to: Authentic Relating Our main event in September is a seminar on Authentic Relating, guided by Alexander Müller. A humble beginning with four participants was followed by around 10 people joining in the next […]


Life Itself Community Hangouts: Oct 2021

What: Informal community hangout. We all need space to slow down and have fun. The Life Itself community hangouts are a place to relax, catch-up and connect. When: Sunday 3rd October, 2021 at 6-7pm European / 12-1pm eastern US. Where: Zoom. Who: anyone who’d like to come! Join: just jump on the zoom. We […]

Conscious Coliving Hubs

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 […]