A shared understanding of the city

Collaboration and mutual understanding have always been key components of a thriving society. During uncertain and fast-pace changing times like today it is even more important to bring together different worldviews to learn from each other and co-create the city we want. According to the Integral City framework, there are four voices: Citizen (the conformity … More A shared understanding of the city

You believe in global warming, how about your bank?

Tom woke up excited, he was joining a climate rally for the first time. He always considered himself a pro-environment person. But now, seeing Greta and all the protests happening around the world, he felt inspired, even called to participate. The experience was exhilarating, to be in a peaceful protest with hundreds of people publicly … More You believe in global warming, how about your bank?

Black Lives Matter – pt 1. (or if you want to teach, first listen)

It was a nice and cool spring morning, an eclectic group of about 25 people was sitting in a small university classroom anxiously waiting for their instructor. The diversity was visible in their ages. It included kids, young adults and seniors. But they were much more diverse than that. They were elementary school teachers, celebrities, … More Black Lives Matter – pt 1. (or if you want to teach, first listen)

Real change requires real conversations… and bread

Recently, another controversial debate started on the Facebook community group from my neighbourhood. This time was about bike lanes vs on-street parking. A good place to start My convictions are well known and I don’t need to state them here. Actually, I want to dig a little deeper. When it comes to what really matters, … More Real change requires real conversations… and bread

A between-place

Supporting people in self-directed learning processes is to occupy a “between-place”. One of the polarities of this between-place says things like: “I’m with you”“Throw yourself, you have a net(work) here!”“I’ll help you if you need me to”“Besides me, there’s this and this person and this person next to you” At the same time, the other … More A between-place