📚 node [[capra course closing circle]]
- for capra course
- about 32 people attending
- begins with a moment of grounding, 2x bell (nice) by della duncan
fritjof capra says:
- glad to see people face to face, usually enjoy the closing circles tremendously, looking forward to hearing from you
- taking an opportunity to reflect on the difficult times we're living in, and the transition we're living through.
- in the last 40 years I have seen technological revolution, backlash -- the turn of the chaotic pendulum
war in ukraine seems to be a regression to the status quo around the 50s-60s
grew up tens of miles away from the iron curtain in austria
- the two blocs were in competition
bloc thinking is making a comeback:
- putin, who seemingly wants to rebuild the russian empire as it was pre 1989
- nato, an alliance from cold war times
- both blocs are incompatible with the massively interconnected world we live in today
- our major problems are global and systemic
- we need cooperation, negotiation and compromise to solve them, not competition or war
- the outlines of the necessary compromise in this conflict seem clear:
- when dealing with a bully, increasing military tension does not seem a wise path to follow
- cuban missile crisis 1962 was resolved by diplomacy and with a compromise
- hopefully diplomacy and compromise will outweigh the mechanistic bloc thinking from the past
- grew up tens of miles away from the iron curtain in austria
- I will be the alumni network coordinator
- you don't have to do anything on your side, same login will work for this network
alumni gatherings 4x a year
- on equinoxes and solstices :)
- Tues June 21st, 9am - 10:15am PDT, June Solstice Gathering
- 1k members organized in currently 55 groups
- reach out if you want a certificate
della duncan on to breakout rooms
- "how are you integrating the knowledge from the course"?
- with paul higgings and dario pulcini
- della: another alum doing great work with visualizing systems thinking - https://www.lindaboothsweeney.net
- very similar themes in the breakout room
- how do we engage with each other in a nurturing way? how do we change mindsets?
- feminist morality
Q: how do we change culture?
- from the systems point of view, culture is an emergent phenomenon in a network of communications. as communication continues, there are feedback loops, and a system of values and behaviour emerges
- there is a difference between a social system and a community: when the earlier develops a culture, it becomes the latter.
- how to distill systems thinking for educators?
- the impact of network composition: how to combine communities, intensify connections between communities?
lisa how would you describe our community?
fritjof I'd describe it as a learning community. It seems like the simplest and most powerful way to enact transformative learning, learning which changes our worldview.
- When we learn in a community, you discuss concept relationships while you experience human relationships; this has a powerful emotional component.
- fritjof I'd describe it as a learning community. It seems like the simplest and most powerful way to enact transformative learning, learning which changes our worldview.
rito the issue of perception and the mechanistic mindset
- work/life balance and interconnection
- be like water
- "think globally, act locally" makes sense -- but now we can "act globally" and that is a beautiful thing
- had a great experience applying systems level thinking
- on how to deal with the institutions we interact with (e.g. work with) as we grapple with value alignment
- “Think globally, act accordingly" - Terry Tempest Williams
- reach out if you're interested in discussing
- reads out a nice poem, a systems point of view
- You can find resources, a full community and events by facilitators here: https://workthatreconnects.org/
- To continue the exploration and discussion about how to change social systems: https://www.programmes.gaiaeducation.uk/deep-transformation
- Our own alumni community: https://alumninetwork.capracourse.net/
📖 stoas (collaborative spaces) for [[capra course closing circle]]
- Open document (Hedgedoc) at https://doc.anagora.org/capra-course-closing-circle
- Video call (Jitsi) at https://meet.jit.si/capra-course-closing-circle
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