If the thinking that has dominated the design of human systems for the last 100-200 years is what is causing a threat to all life on earth, then it follows we need new thinking.
If you don’t know what I mean, or want to read more about the causes of the period of destruction we are living through, try exploring the regenerative principles as outlined by the Indigenous Environmental Network of Turtle Island (the name used by indigenous peoples for the land mass named North America by its colonizers) and the great visual summaries in the house that modernity built by Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (GTDF) an arts/research collective.
In this thread, I begin to outline some of the ways of thinking I have found, or been directed to by others, that use more than a linear ego-centric pathways of mind, and make use of older ways of knowing and new ways of describing how we can design for the regeneration of life, community and abundance.
For more on my permaculture work check out our Carraig Dúlra project.
The image below by the Our Power Campaign of the Climate Justice Alliance and this document by the Indigenous Environmental Network explore Just Transition with a systemic understanding.
In recent years, I have begun to offer training in sociocratic processes at a foundational level to groups, networks and organisations in Ireland. As these groups grow, I have the support of more experienced trainers who are members of the Sociocracy Consulting Group a global collective of people who offer what they describe as “a whole systems approach to collaborative decision-making, project management, and organizational governance – creating more inclusive and effective organizations where all stakeholders have a voice.”