Posts Tagged ‘The experiential turn’

  • Listening to the head, heart & feet

    Listening to the head, heart & feet

    July 25th, 2017 | Expressive Change | Cristina Temmink | No Comments

    For inscaping to be a robust organizational practice, we need to refine our listening skills so that we learn to listen at an experiential level. Listening with the ‘head, heart and feet as described by the Barefoot Guide Connection is a very helpful tool to practice this. It helps us to listen ‘between the lines’ and ‘beneath the main text’, to hear not just what people are saying, but what they are trying to say or […].

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  • Resisting in our free time: The state of civil society today

    Resisting in our free time: The state of civil society today

    May 23rd, 2016 | Expressive Change | Gioel Gioacchino | No Comments

    What happens when you get 900 civil society groups in the same room at over 8,500 feet above sea level? Excitement is guaranteed you’d think, along with a bit of oxygen deprivation and a whole lot of partying. That’s what lured me to Bogotá late last month for International Civil Society Week—the annual conference of an NGO called CIVICUS, the ‘World Alliance for Citizen Participation.’

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  • The presence of an absence

    The presence of an absence

    May 2nd, 2016 | Expressive Change | Allan Kaplan | No Comments

    The recognition – that we are all now so close, our global footprint so large, and all our processes of life so befouled – releases increasing tendencies towards management and control. We appear caught in a vast paradox that exceeds our capacity for irony – we foreground ourselves as the solution to the problems that we have created through foregrounding ourselves.

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  • Becoming a festival

    Becoming a festival

    February 9th, 2015 | Expressive Change | Katherine Therese Whaling | 1 Comment

    In a letter to her fellow organizers, Katherine Therese Whaling offers a heartfelt reflection on her experience organizing last year’s Muizenberg Festival, a week-long celebration of community-led development in the seaside town of Muizenberg, South Africa. We were struck by how beautifully her reflection illuminates what it means to live an event as a process rather than simply plan it as an outcome.

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  • SWOT hack

    SWOT hack

    November 17th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Rachel Griner | 1 Comment

    The following reflection was written by Rachel Griner, a new contributor to Organization Unbound, based in Dubai, who is keen to help businesses engage more deeply and authentically with social purpose and hone their capacity for social innovation. We’re excited to learn from her experiments.

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  • Structuring our Beloved Communities?

    Structuring our Beloved Communities?

    September 8th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Liam Barrington-Bush | 2 Comments

    If we believe that changing the world involves changing the kinds of relationships we have with one another, what role do organising structures have in helping or hindering the relationships we are trying to create?, asks Liam Barrington-Bush.

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  • Sneak preview of ‘A Delicate Activism’

    Sneak preview of ‘A Delicate Activism’

    July 17th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Allan Kaplan & Sue Davidoff | 1 Comment

    One of the gifts of being based in South Africa has been the opportunity to get to know Allan Kaplan and Sue Davidoff and their work at The Proteus Initiative. We’re excited to share a sneak preview of their soon-to-be-launched short book A Delicate Activism: A Radical Approach to Change.

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  • What was sparked

    What was sparked

    April 6th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 5 Comments

    More than 170 people from 14 countries tuned into the Stanford Social Innovation Review webinar in February where we shared our learnings around the concept and practice of inscaping. A number of interesting questions and comments were raised during the Q&A. Since we did not have time to respond to all of them during the webinar, I thought it would be worth sharing our responses here in writing.

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  • Exploring the link between inscaping & social innovation

    Exploring the link between inscaping & social innovation

    February 6th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    At the end of last year, we spent some time trying to deepen our understanding of the relationship between the practice of inscaping and the organizational capacity to initiate and sustain social innovation. Through the generous support of Nesta, we wrote a paper on the topic, which we presented to an international audience of […]

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  • Join us for a webinar

    Join us for a webinar

    January 16th, 2014 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    As a follow-up to our article Social Innovation From the Inside Out, the Stanford Social Innovation Review has invited us to share our learnings around the concept and practice of ‘inscaping’ through their next SSIR Live! Webinar offering. We’re excited to have Marlon Parker, founder of the Cape Town-based organization RLabs, join us to share his organization’s experience. Twenty complimentary tickets available!

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