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CRAFTING SPACE FOR THRIVABILITY (TRIVSEL)

BRIDGET M C KENZIE


PLAN FOR THE DAY Part one Talk: How I craft space Task: Affinity Map Part two Talk: About thrivability (Trivsel) Task: Applying systematic thinking to a place with problems Part three Talk: Meet William Blake Task: Applying vision to our place with problems


HOW I TRY TO CRAFT SPACE


WHY WE CHOSE THE NAME FLOW?


CULTURAL & CREATIVE EDUCATION


CREATIVE: HOME: EDUCATION

Alison Gopnik Parent’s role is to be a gardener, to create conditions for exploration, play and growth. Not a carpenter. A parent should not shape a person in your own image.


CULTIVATE: CULTURAL LEARNING IN CHANGING PLACES


LOCAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY: E.G., THE HILL STATION


AND, THE GARLICK MAN


OUR AFFINITY MAP

LANDSCAPE:

what places I care for NETWORK what or who I want to exchange with

CLOSE: what or who I want to keep bonded to

ME: what I want to grow in myself


MY AFFINITY MAP

Forests, coasts, India, Scotland. We are all one! Culture and ecology, green radicals, Dark Mountain Home family. Telegraph Hill community. My colleagues in Flow.

The creative and the thinker in me


WHAT IS THRIVABLE CULTURE? Thrivability (trivsel): a mindset that aims for wellbeing for the many NOT wealth for a few. A Thrivable Culture crafts spaces where people can be well by: • doing what they love, • helping each other and • looking to the future. Culturing thrivability is like gardening.


DYSBIOSIS (IN OUR BODIES, OUR SOIL, OUR WORLD)


WHAT DOES SOIL NEED?


ANT DEATH SPIRAL


BREACHED PLANETARY BOUNDARIES


“There’s a crack, a crack n everything”

Leonard Cohen


BIG PICTURE OF THRIVABILITY

authentic source

authentic source

Exploitation of people

Extraction & accumulation

Global system for growth

Wealth Benefits through 'trickle down', philanthropy

Labour

rhetoric of virtue

rhetoric of virtue

Social mobility Insist on authentic virtue

Shift towards

Wealth for common abundance

Global system for thrivability authentic source

Labour for sufficiency

authentic source

Create, renew & cherish biodiverse ecosystems

Thriving individuals Thriving culture

Thriving communities Thriving places

rhetoric of virtue

Wellbeing Reduced consumption

Self-care, joy, simple pleasures

hedonic

Bigger-than-self purpose

eudaemonic

Eco-social Innovation


authentic source

authentic source

Exploitation of people

Extraction & accumulation

Global system for growth

Wealth Benefits through 'trickle down', philanthropy

Labour

rhetoric of virtue

rhetoric of virtue

Social mobility Insist on authentic virtue

Shift towards

Wealth for common abundance

Global system for thrivability authentic source

Labour for sufficiency

authentic source

Create, renew & cherish biodiverse ecosystems

Thriving individuals Thriving culture

rhetoric of virtue

Thriving communities Thriving places


mobility

'trickle down', philanthropy

Insist on authentic virtue

Shift towards

Wealth for common abundance

Global system for thrivability authentic source

Labour for sufficiency

authentic source

Create, renew & cherish biodiverse ecosystems

Thriving individuals Thriving culture

Thriving communities Thriving places

rhetoric of virtue

Wellbeing Reduced consumption

Self-care, joy, simple pleasures

hedonic

Bigger-than-self purpose

eudaemonic

Eco-social Innovation


Thriving people …RELATE, empathise, communicate and care for …BE ABLE with self and their bodies, others develop physical & manual skills People will and maintain notice… health feel…

…LEARN, think critically, enquire & access knowledge

…CREATE designs and artworks, stories and ideas

Thriving cultures

think…

…APPRECIATE, act… protect, …USE and interpret and IMPROVE tools add to tangible …so that they can & technologies and intangible CULTURE. STEWARD and …CONTRIBUTE as an active REGENERATE collaborative ecosystems citizen to and the living community/ies planet

Thriving planet

Thriving places & economies


ARNE NAESS: THE ECOLOGICAL SELF Naess proposes an addition to the normal dimensions of self. Any transformation approach should help people optimize all four: • Egotistic self • Social self • Metaphysical self • Ecological self – provides integrity, grounding and connection


A GREENHEARTED HEIRARCHY OF NEEDS? Metaphysical

Ecological Physiological Egotistic

Social


APPLIED TO PROBLEMS AFFECTING CHILDREN TODAY Dimension of self Problem Egotistic

Lack of free will

Physiological

Poor nutrition Lack of movement Toxic environment

Social

Individualistic achievement culture

Metaphysical

Imagination repressed by schooling

Ecological

Lack of connection to a thriving natural world


Symptoms more treatable by intervention

And antibiotics

Root causes less treatable by intervention


TASK: 1. Choose a situation or place: Local or further away? A problem in a place, or a place with a problem? 2. Together, use a systematic ecological approach to analyse the problem 3. What interventions will be most effective to make it thrive? Does this involve ‘space craft’?


VISION AND IMAGINATION • What if we stimulated imaginations? • Would we see more solutions and make more thriving places? “Art is the Tree of Life. Science is the Tree of Death” William Blake


WILLIAM BLAKE


ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS

He combined text and image in his prints. Invented his own mythology. Urizen embodies conventional reason and law.


REVELATION AND EMERGENCE Revelation for Blake: not a prediction of the end of the world, but describing honestly what you see in the world and in your imagination, and seeking to improve on it. Emergence: Current idea, the role of imagination in generating what didn’t exist before, or ‘more elegantly ordered complexity’ Pre-frontal cortex is very new in evolutionary terms. It gives ability to think abstractly, to imagine.


IMAGINING PREFERABLE FUTURES “When you are in the experience of creating beauty that didn’t exist before in the universe that adds to the universe, that’s uniquely yours to create, you feel a kind of aliveness that’s not matched by anything else. In lieu of not doing that, the emptiness causes all kinds of addiction.” Daniel Schmachtenberger


JILL PETO: MASH-UP OF DATA + ART


MEL CHIN PROPOSES SOLAR CURRENCY FOR SAHARA PEOPLE


ECO INNOVATION AT PHILLIPS


SEASTEADING


THEO JANSEN


WHAT CAN WE DO WITH DRAWING? “In a world in which we need, more and more, to deal with enormity, to leave behind outmoded, linear thinking; we need to adopt habits and methods that promote seeing things whole, even as we deal with details; deal with the fine grain while not losing sight of the big picture.� Antonio Dias, in Drawing Distinctions, his call for drawing for everyone


TASK: DRAWING ON IMAGINATION 1. Third eye drawing – what emerges in your inner eye when you focus on ‘trivsel’ 2. What colours, movements, sensations, smells, symbols? Draw freely 3. Then, step back to the problem place. What new insights do you have?


Crafting space for thrivability