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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 […]

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Pragmatic Utopianism

Life Itself’s approach to social change is labelled ‘Pragmatic Utopianism’. It differs from most other organisations seeking to improve society. Here, we outline the core commitments of this approach and in future pieces we will refine and flesh it out in greater detail. Whilst still at an early stage, we hope this provides a solid […]

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Beloved Sangha, Thank you

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Hope in 2020

Naresh Giangrande’s keynote address to open the EAUC Global Climate Conference 2020 Roy Scranton Entered Bagdad in 2003 as a private with the US army on the day Bagdad fellTwo years later, he was deployed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina severely damaged the city.Following those experiences he wrote:“The reality of global climate change is […]

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The Cycle of Completion and Creation
Or, a funeral for the past is key to creating a new future

There is a movement in the air with an urgency to create new narratives for our civilization. At Life Itself, we believe this is a central dimension to a wiser, weller world. Recently, we have been working on this at Untitled with Demos Helsinki. In the process we have noticed something. As we tried to […]

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Know Yourself

In our last Creative Practice Call we wrote a “Love letter to the future” dedicated to our grand children. Below is a powerful letter by Harry Bonnell. We are offering our Morning Creative Practice calls every Thursday 7:30- 8:30am (UK). First one starts on the 11th of June until the 16th July. Book yourself for £35.  Know […]

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Love Letter to the future

In our last Creative Practice Call we wrote a “Love letter to the future” dedicated to our grand children. Below is a beautiful touching letter by Juliet Cochrane. We are offering our Morning Creative Practice calls every Thursday 7:30- 8:30am (UK). First one starts on the 11th of June until the 16th July. Book yourself for £35.  […]

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Crisis: A wise response

Newsletter March 2020 In this edition we cover:  The opportunities and lessons to take away from Coronavirus Essay: Outbreak by Charlotte du Cann  Blog: Letting go of being enlightened by Liam Kavanagh Practice Books Events (online)  AET update Prayer This offering from Art Earth Tech is curated to bring you a selection of wise goods themed differently […]

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Ways of Being: AET Winter Sprint January 2020

To kick off the year, we came together in frosty foggy January to review 2019 and plan this coming year 2020. We started with a half day of embodiment work to reconnect ourselves including drawing our faces on the window pane Picasso style and meditations. The last time we were all together was after the […]

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Transformative Culture – Inside and Out

In May last year, I joined Art Earth Tech full of beans to join this team committed to cultural activism, and grounded in community living. Those are our outputs: thought leadership in creative events, gatherings, writings on the transformation that needs to happen, and what and why its not happening at the rate of change […]