The Lighthouse Café
At H3Uni we explore ways of working together to build a worthwhile future for all.
Our Lighthouse Café is an online space where we can meet informally to shine a light into a particular idea, from different perspectives.
Each Café is 90 minutes. We use video conferencing, visual thinking, screen sharing. You can join by computer or by telephone.
At the end of each Café, the room is left open so that the dialogue can continue. You are also invited to join our community and continue the dialogue there, sharing information with others.
Topics are chosen from the many dialogues in and around H3Uni. The Café atmosphere may be informal but the subject matters are of the essence for the issues we all face. Previous Cafés have focused on topics like Collaboration and Transformation.
Upcoming Lighthouse Cafés
Café Regular hosts topics of current interest for the sake of reflection in thoughtful dialogue.
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Far or near? What does tension say to you? In this lighthouse café our topic tension may lead to disagreements, but if so … tension would have spoken! So don’t be shy to speak your mind, or to speak its opposite?
A talk by a leading researcher in the chosen topic followed by discussion facilitated by Dr Anthony Hodgson.
Access is by invitation (firstname.lastname@example.org)
H3Uni Collegium : Thinking Positive Futures in a Dystopic World with Alfonso Montuori
Previous Lighthouse Cafés Include...
Wednesday 22nd January 2019
What can be said about chaos? The truly chaotic defies description, or does it? Can we make a dog’s breakfast of chaos and still come out winners?
Wednesday 18 December, 2019
**Note date change**
Fiction needs preparation, scripting and, most importantly, it needs to have no operational isomorph in the “real world” or does it? Off we go clambering in the branches of make believe in our final café of the year.
Wednesday 20 November, 2019
If knowing in advance how a subject will end up is important to you … then you will find no safety at the Lighthouse Café. However, as an ordered arena which allows for the unscripted, it’s a fairly safe place
Wednesday 16 October, 2019
What does pattern mean and entail? Is it as simple as repetition? Patterns can be a support, but they can also be a prison. Four blokes walking across a zebra crossing is not the same as four blokes dressed as zebra crossings doing hard time.
Wednesday 18 September, 2019
Is freedom the same as lack of constraint? Or is it something else? Is freedom a response? An aim? It’s hard to say much more about freedom without tying it down, and nobody in their right mind would dream of doing that. Or perhaps someone might!
Wednesday 3 July, 2019
Hope is a substance, but what do we do with it? To some extent hope gives solace, but solace can breed inaction and hope turn to its opposite. How to make hope? Is it like making fire?
Wednesday 22 May, 2019
Sign up for this café, that’s one thing. But are you actually going to show up? That is something else. Its very existence depending upon people being there, showing up becomes not only a topic but a … statement.
Wednesday 24 April, 2019
Complex is not the same as complicated. There is something less arbitrary about complexity. But what is that?
Wednesday 20 March, 2019
What happens before something happens? An event approaches; is it met with anticipation, or with nothing? Are there degrees of anticipation? Can anticipation be automatic?
Wednesday 20 February, 2019
One thing becomes something else: transformation. What is the scope of transformation for a given thing. How can it be induced or undertaken. Is real transformation, a complete change, possible?
Wednesday 23 January, 2019
How much experience can I realistically pay attention to? What difference arises from the choices that I make? Becoming aware of one’s state of awareness has implications for future consciousness.
Wednesday 12 December, 2018
Purpose is aim? Intention? Role? A discussion about what it means to do something “On Purpose” as well as what different kinds of purpose there might be.
Wednesday 21 November, 2018
Where does power reside and how does it operate? What is real power. Is power just force? How does power manifest itself. What is powerful?
Wednesday 17 October, 2018
Wisdom of the age, age-old wisdom, … wisdom in crisis. A discussion of what wisdom was, is, and might be. How to recognise it? ow to How to get it?
Wednesday 19 September, 2018
Narrative, a description taking place in time? a story.? What is narrative for us today and how do different narratives of the same event, phenomenon or circumstances interact?
Wednesday 23 May, 2018
What is needed for resilience in a world that grows ever more networked and yet more brittle, divided and unpredictable? Join us to explore this third horizon topic.
What is Sacred ?
Wednesday 25 April, 2018
What does this notion mean for us today?
December 19, 2017
What is viable in nature? And in a third Horizon?
November 21, 2017
Anger: Its uses and pitfalls.
October 24, 2017
What is it? How is it formed?
September 19, 2017
Its focus, content and boundaries
H3Uni Collegium : Future Digital Technology – Master or Servant? with Peter Kawalek
H3Uni ColloquiumTuesday February 4th 7:30 pm UK time
Peter Kawalek is Professor of Information Management and Director of the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University
A Search for New Perspectives : Third Horizon Thinking with Anthony Hodgson
H3Uni ColloquiumTuesday January 7th 7:30 pm UK time
Anthony Hodgson will share some of the key thoughts and their implications for transformation practice in his new book Systems Thinking for a Turbulent World which is just published by Routledge as part of a new series on systems thinking.
Community Foodgrowing – Three Horizons in Dundee
Tuesday 10th December, 2019
Ness Wright – Senior Service Designer, Snook
Tuesday 5th November, 2019
Prof Bruce Goldstein, University of Colorado
Tuesday 15th October,, 2019
ProF. Oğuz Babüroğlu – Sabaci University, Istanbul
LEARNING CREATIVE IMAGINATION
Tuesday 3rd September, 2019
Dr. Anthony Hodgson and Prof. Bill Sharpe – H3Uni
Tuesday 4th June, 2019
Prof Michael Grenfell
Michael is Emeritus Professor at the Southampton Education School. He is also Chair of Education at Trinity College, University of Dublin and head of School at Stirling University. He is a specialist in the theory of practice of the French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu
Tuesday 7th May, 2019
Daniel will be talking immediately after a tour of Brazil where he is carrying out talks, workshops and book-launches.
PATTERNS AND SEMIOSIS
Tuesday 2nd April
Patterns, semiosis and the evolution of consciousness. Helene is currently research a Ph.D. on the relationship between pattern language and systems thinking at the Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University
CITIES AS GAIA’S REFELCTIVE ORGANS
Tuesday 12th March, 2019
Beyond smart, beyond resilient, beyond complexity –
“I propose to explore the case for the evolution of cities, not as a bane on the Earth, but as a necessary stage of maturing capacity of Gaia’s living system. I would offer the evidence from science, practice and thought experiments, from my Integral City Book Series, Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives (2018), Inquiry and Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive (2017) and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive (English 2008, Russian 2014).”
Marylin is currently resident in Findhorn, Scotland.
Foresight and the Seven Dimensions of Experience
Tuesday 5 February, 2019
Dr. Anthony Hodgson
Shortly to be published in World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. The paper builds on the multidimensional ideas of J.G. Bennett relating them to three levels of our experience – the physical, the biological and the psychological
Tuesday 8 January, 2018
Analogies and Distinctions: Mapping Social System Identity
Tuesday 4 December, 2018
Tuesday 6 November, 2018
Tuesday 9 October, 2018
SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A TURBULENT WORLD
Tuesday 4 September, 2018
Dr Anthony Hodgson
Knowledge for the 21st Century
July 10 2018
Professor Alfonso Montuori invites us to a discussion of his current thinking on Knowledge for the 21st Century which is also a new programme he is to teach at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Alfonso`s study of social creativity is very relevant to the aspirations of H3Uni. We hope to further our thinking about future education through this dialogue.
Anger with Kerri Brock
July 11th 2018
How can the potentially wild and dangerous emotion of anger be better understood? What evolutionary purposes does anger serve, and how might these benefit a third horizon enterprise? A necessary conversation to open fresh insights.
Transcending Professionalism with Ian Wight
Wednesday 6th June
How should learning evolve to sustain professionals in times of accelerating change? Will professionalism prove to be an asset or a straightjacket? It is timely to consider the vital role that responsible professionals play in creating change.
Decision Making in the Third Horizon
December 12 2017
What does decision making look like as we work towards a worthwhile future for all?
The Lighthouse Café begins @:
Central Europe: 20:30
(or, find your time zone at WorldTimeBuddy.com)
You will receive a Zoom link close to the date of your call.
Please test the link 10-15 minutes in advance of the start time.
October 17, 2017
How can this be used to generate not just new currencies and ways of exchanging value, but also new forms of organisation?