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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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Wisdom, hidden in your to-do list

This week we have guest blogs from Bethan Woodward who has been a brilliant contribution on our calls. Last week, she wrote about our Creative Practices call. Here, she shares what the Get Stuff Done calls call gave her. Bethan has her own digital marketing company Beth W Digital, and her website is bethwdigital.com  “It is not […]

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Transforming the Narrative as a Route to Social Transformation (Situation, Complication, Question, Hypothesis – SCQH)

We’ve just completed our Situation, Complication, Question, Hypothesis (SCQH) for the ‘Transforming the Narrative’ stream of our work. We’re posting it here to show the thinking behind what we’re up to, and of course to hear feedback and reflections from anyone who’s interested! The structure of “situation, complication, question, hypothesis (SCQH)” is a methodology we […]

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Wise Food

By Lily Joan Food is sacred.  It’s not about us, it’s about a bigger whole. The connection between our planet and us, about the exchange of energy. Ironically, mother nature doesn’t need us to survive, but we do need her.   Yet, somehow over time, we have steered ourselves away from the living with, instead leading lives […]

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Wise Tea

Wise Tea is a web-documentary questioning what it means to be Taiwanese. The project seeks to build a narrative around what constitutes Taiwanese wisdom and identity, delving into its complexity, taboos and ambiguity. Wise Tea relates the journey of two young women, an artist and a political scientist, wishing to enquire about their Taiwanese roots. […]

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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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Wise booklist

As we ramp up to a season of gift giving and hibernating with a good book in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected all the recommendations of books from applicants to our Hubs in Berlin and London this year. This should inspire you if you’re a little stuck this December… 1984 dieu Wachstum by Norbert […]

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Walking wise: our London walking group every Wednesday afternoon

Every Wednesday in November 2019 our London member Ayesha is leading her ‘Walking Wise’ walks in London, applying her work in rural wilderness to the urban wilderness. Come, unwind and explore the magic and mystery of our inner city streets with us. About Ayesha:“I’m currently creating new outdoor workshops that promote spontaneity and playfulness, whilst also learning […]

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Do We Need Wiser Education?

At the Art / Earth / Tech annual Gathering, a group of us came together to distill our thoughts on the need for a wiser education system. We used the structure of situation, complication, question, hypothesis (SCQH). Rufus, Alina, Emmanuel, Ninon, Tom, Richard, Hannes Table of contents Situation Complication Question Hypothesis Ninon + Tom Ninon […]

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The State Needs to be Re-Invented: A State with Wisdom at its Heart

This week we share a blogpost by Art Earth Tech Institute member Sylvie Barbier titled ‘A State with Wisdom at its Heart’. In it she explores the following questions: “What would a political system look like that allowed our politicians to make wise decisions? What would its values and actions be? How would it work?”. Photographs by Emma Mazhari […]