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Is the answer to our tech problems another app?

Juan told us that they call us ‘younger brothers’, as their ancestors inhabited this world long before the ‘modern’ man emerged. Juan, a member of the Colombian indigenous Koguis tribe (also spelt Kogi), explained why they see us as their younger siblings as he described their different way of life. Then he came to the […]

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Beautiful Brains change tomorrow… today by Thy-Diep

Yip Thy-Diep has released her book called Beautiful Brains change tomorrow… today, which is a collection of personal conversations with young and old change-makers from business and society. Diving into their personal transformation stories, this book goes beyond the ever-present call for more compassion and globalized ethics in today’s world full of chaos and fear. […]

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Retrospective on Returning to Mystery, Saving Ourselves event

At our recent event Returning to Mystery, Saving ourselves, we gathered to reflect on something that we don’t have enough space for in “modern” (or post-modern) life, which we can call mystery. We created this space with the help of several guests whose lives have intersected with mystery in diverse and lllustrative ways. We can see […]

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Be part of a community based in the heart of Hoxton in London

Live in our new space in Hoxton in the heart of London, and connect to a growing network of rural-urban hubs across Europe. Our residency program at the London Hub is open from the 1st of August. Come be part of a lovely community in the heart of London in Shoreditch for a residency of […]

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Watch our video interview with Roberto Mangabeira Unger

We had the priviledge to have an interview with Roberto Unger during our first Blind Spot event on The Knowledge Economy, the Progressive Project and the Future of Britain. You can watch the full interview below: About Roberto Unger: Unger is the author of several important and groundbreaking works, most recently “The Future of American […]

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Blind Spots #2: Returning to Mystery, Saving Ourselves

Our second Blind Spots event: Returning to mystery, Saving Ourselves will take place on the 19th of May from 3.30pm-5h30pm (doors at 3:15) at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG. Artists, activists, therapists, and scientists will connect the many routes “out of our head” through art, mindfulness, nature, and […]

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Ritual and The Return to Mystery

Ritual stands out as an element of religion, and became a symbol of superstition or arbitrary authority in the age of skepticism — but now, our culture seems to be getting skeptical towards skepticism. Will this movement usher ritual back into the mainstream along with yoga and meditation? The form of Catholic sacraments largely determined […]

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We have Failed to Escape Mystery

Is it possible to escape “spiritual” or “mystical” experience? “Mysticism” is an uncomfortable word for many of us, but it has the same root and probably the same experiential source as mystery. Mystery will be there as long as there are things larger than us, things that are significant and beyond our comprehension. Some things seem […]

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The Knowledge Economy, the Progressive Project and the Future of Britain with Roberto Unger: a Blind Spot event

Blind Spots is our new series of conferences exploring the collective blind spots of our society. What is holding us back from creating a powerful and inspiring vision for our future? Why do we seem stuck in making minor upgrades to managerial capitalism? For our first event on Sunday 17th March, held with the Institute for Public […]

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Notes on David Sloan Wilson’s Darwin’s Cathedral

Fascinating book. Its argument for the functional role of religion has much to offer for our own interest in “re-spiritualising society”. The detailed grounding of religious belief and organisation in evolutionary group-selection and the rich set of examples are the analogy of neuroscience (and positive psychology) for buddhist ontology: a modern scientific and utilitarian grounding […]