Collaborative Creativity for Repatterning How We Live
February 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0£10
We are still dominated by the image of the populist hero who, given enough power, will solve everything. But is breaking down under the complex forces released by nature and summarised as the Anthropocene. Increasingly, people are noticing that we have a great deal of the knowledge, know-how and resources to transform the situation but the gap between knowing and doing compared to the scale of the challenge is massive. Why do we not implement what we now know?
I will make the case that one major obstacle is in our own human nature. We are creatures who are easily patterned. What I mean by this is that we are dominated by belief systems, accounts of the world, opinions as to what causes what that get stuck in grooves and generate clash and conflict.
But there are ways of collaborative learning that increase our flexibility, free us from identification with ourselves and our beliefs, open up our minds to exploration and innovation and can increase out capacity to transform. An approach we are working with is participative repatterning which becomes a shared skill to keep learning our way out of overly fixed patterns. I will share some of the techniques we have been working with.