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July 16th – August 12th The renovation of the Bergerac Hub began in earnest last month and we were delighted to welcome many new as well as familiar faces to the Building Festival. Heavy building work was balanced with contemplation and interesting discussions. We began stripping the cement off the farmhouse’s walls to reveal the […]

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More than just bricks and mortar: Bergerac Build Festival 2020

‘I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect at the building festival, planning to leave the UK during a pandemic felt worrying, however after months of isolation I felt like human connection was truly needed. I can genuinely say that I discovered in the South of France one of the most welcoming and caring communities I […]

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Collective Intelligence

What is it that allows groups of people to carry out intelligent collective actions? You can find our white paper on collective intelligence (by Life Itself Institute director Liam Kavanagh), and a number of issues in this area that relate to our work for a wiser society, re-published at this link.

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An expedition to explore the new land of “culture-making”

We know there are individuals, organisations and initiatives around the world who share the values, principles and vision of Life Itself. We know that many of them are trying to create change, often by attempting to change the culture — a form of culture-making. But that is more or less all we know about this […]

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Berlin Hub is seeking new residents!

Intro Join our new coliving community in the heart of Berlin. Grounded in purpose and presence, the hub is part of our international network of co-living spaces intended to create communities dedicated to fostering a wiser, weller world. Rooms are available from the end of August or November 2020 and start at €420 per month […]

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Life Itself Update

18th June – 15th July Time for another update on some of the things we’re most excited about from our recent sprints. Last month the headquarters of Life Itself moved from La Cheraille to our beautiful new farmhouse in Bergerac. Rufus, Sylvie, Will and Bethany managed the mammoth task of packing and moving everything from […]

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How might schools prepare for 21st Century?

Join us for a Sunday Salon with community member, Atish Mistry. When: Sunday 16th August 3pm – 5pm BST Where: Zoom online Having spent 10 years working in financial markets for different investment banks, he has has now taken a complete 180 to become a (Maths) teacher. His vision is to use that as a stepping […]

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The Equality Complex Sunday Salon: 19th July 2020 3pm

On Sunday 19th July at 3pm BST, we are thrilled to welcome Dr Liam Kavanagh, our Director of the Life Itself Institute. On the back of his ground-breaking paper on Collective Wisdom, this Sunday he will take one extract from it: The Equality Complex and discuss with you, our community. This is a Salon not […]

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Calling all diggers and dreamers!

Come and help build our new hub in Bergerac! This August, help us transform an underloved farmhouse into a bustling community hub in the beautiful south of France. Moments from the acclaimed Buddhist monastery Plum Village, our Bergerac hub will become a home for the community, complete with accomodation, event space, and garden. But we […]

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Life Itself Update

4th – 17th June At Life Itself we organise our time into fortnightly sprints. This means we make plans together of what we’ll achieve every fortnight, and we update each other as a group on what we’ve been up to after each sprint. We decided that we’d like to involve you — our wonderful readers, […]