CALENDAR







2021






winter


/// Local compassionate activism
networking and sharing. Courses, circles, gatherings for our closest communities in the village of Askainen and in Turku.












spring


/// The Sightseeing Uncertainty tour
a series of participatory events happening across Finland in public spaces, schools and art centres exploring the topics of community and uncertainty.

/// Local compassionate activism







summer


/// Summer School
           18.7. - 15.8.

a four-week long experimental camp led by professional guides and facilitators. We are collectively researching a genuinely sustainable lifestyle and learning how to apply the needed skills into our everyday lives.









2022






/// First long term learning cohort
harvesting from the experience of Summer School 2021, our first long-term program of courses and gatherings begins. We are developing towards a full curriculum and a well established alternative.










/// More information about the upcoming events is updated regularly.  



Meanwhile --- check out also our Facebook page for events and Instagram for inspiration and a peek behind the scenes.






RESOURCES




It has firstly been work of intuition - being in the right place at the right time throughout our lives - how we have ended up creating this project. But naturally, we have also been greatly influenced by many thinkers and doers along the way.


From a resources’ perspective, we are not locked into one field but weave together a variety of ideas and theories. We bring in wisdom from pedagogy, education, philosophy, systems thinking, arts and creativity, spirituality, ecology, community and organizations, amongst many others. And see all of these fields connected in our search for learning how to live and learn well.


Here is a list of most relevant resources of the moment.


Warm Data / Nora Bateson

Information about the interrelationships that connect elements of a complex system. An experiential concept for transsystemic mutual learning following the line of thinking of her father Gregory Bateson and grand-father William Bateson.

https://hackernoon.com/warm-data-9f0fcd2a828c

https://blog.usejournal.com/eating-sand-e478a48574a5

Bateson, Gregory: Steps to an ecology of a mind. University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 2000. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/152435.Steps_to_an_Ecology_of_Mind







Sovereignty / Jordan Hall, Daniel Scmachtenberger

The capacity for and demonstration of good choice-making. Consist of perception, sense-making, and agency.

https://medium.com/@danielschmachtenberger/advancing-human-sovereignty-ef3c95860fff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8kYZUQ6xcw /

https://neurohacker.com/how-we-lost-our-sovereignty-and-how-to-get-it-back-with-jordan-greenhall






Theory of Adult Development / Robert Kegan

“Keeping modern institutions operating requires cognitively modern, rational operators. We may be destroying the conditions necessary to produce them.”

https://metarationality.com/stem-fluidity-bridge
https://tasshin.com/blog/the-four-facets-model-and-the-development-of-a-monastic-curriculum/

Kegan Robert: The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development. Harvard University Press. 1982
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/345095.The_Evolving_Self



Soulcraft & eco-centric developmental psychology / Bill Plotkin

Framework for authentic human development through a deeply ecological lens.

Plotkin, Bill: Soulcraft - Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. New World Library. Novato, CA. 2003.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/645698.Soulcraft

Plotkin, Bill: Nature and the Human Soul - Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World. New World Library. Novato, CA. 2007.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1388992.Nature_and_the_Human_Soul









Dialogic Pedagogy / Paulo Freire

“The teacher is no longer merely the one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow.”

Freire, Paulo: Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Penguin Books.1972
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/72657.Pedagogy_of_the_Oppressed



Theory U and Presencing / Otto Scharmer

An emerging framework for transforming institutions, society, relationships, and self, by shifting the inner place from which we operate.

https://medium.com/presencing-institute-blog/vertical-literacy-12-principles-for-reinventing-the-21st-century-university-39c2948192ee

Scharmer, Otto and Kaufer, Katrin: Leading from the Emerging Future. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2013
https://www.ottoscharmer.com/sites/default/files/e2e_ulab.pdf








Reinventing Organizations / Frederic Laloux

A practical guide for creating soulful organizations (e.g. schools) based on self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose.

https://www.enliveningedge.org/organizations/teal-school-book-reinventing-organizations/

https://www.reinventingorganizations.com/



The Learning Organization / Peter Senge

Five disciplines of the Learning Organization and how to design around them: Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, and Systems Thinking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QtQqZ6Q5-o

Senge, Peter M: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization. Currency. 1990
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/255127.The_Fifth_Discipline



Regeneration & cultural design / Joe Brewer, Daniel Christian Wahl

“How can we collaborate in the creation of diverse regenerative cultures adapted to the unique biocultural conditions of place? How can we create conditions conducive to life?"

https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/the-complexity-of-cultural-evolution-63e28e117f6b

https://earth-regenerators.mn.co/

https://www.triarchypress.net/drc.html
Wahl, Daniel Christian: Designing Regenerative Cultures. Triarchy Press. 2016.



Black Mountain College

Experimental, independent college and a community in Asheville, NC during years 1933-1956.

www.blackmountaincollege.org/history
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fullyawake

Duberman, Martin: Black Mountain - Exploration in Community. W. W. Norton & Company. Portland, OR. 1972. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/274275.Black_Mountain



 



Animism

Metaphysical framework which recognizes the world being full of persons, only some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in relationship with others. Understanding death as an integral part of life.

https://medium.com/culture-dysphoria/animism-a029d604a11

Harvey, Graham: Animism - Respecting the Living World. Columbia University Press. 2005.
Abram, David: Spell of the Sensuous - Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. Vintage. 1997.







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