Posts Tagged ‘Unbinding’

  • The Organization Unbound giving field

    The Organization Unbound giving field

    May 5th, 2017 | Expressive Change | Tolu Ilesanmi | 4 Comments

    One of the many Organization Unbound ideas that I love is the Giving Field, where giving is not a unidirectional transaction but a field in which all participate, where there is no longer a distinction between giver and receiver, where everyone contributes and benefits continuously. I have experienced the […]

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  • A conversation mashup with Biren Shah

    A conversation mashup with Biren Shah

    March 24th, 2016 | Expressive Change | Conversation | 3 Comments

    “It is only when we don’t have a social purpose that we’re truly serving the world.” That’s a pretty mind-bending statement, especially for those of us who are working in social purpose organizations. What exactly do you mean?

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  • Podcast: Emerging from hibernation

    Podcast: Emerging from hibernation

    July 29th, 2015 | Expressive Change | Podcast | No Comments

    In 2012, we hosted a podcast with Aerin Dunford of The Berkana Institute about the organization’s decision to go into an undefined period of hibernation. Given its focus on promoting ‘living systems’ principles in social change work, we were curious to learn how they were putting these principles into practice internally. Berkana recently resurfaced from its restful state, and so we followed up with Aerin to find out what the experience has been like for them.

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  • A conversation with Dayna Cunningham

    A conversation with Dayna Cunningham

    February 23rd, 2015 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    I’m just finishing up a fascinating six-week on-line course on Theory U. I found this 10-minute excerpt from Otto Scharmer’s interview with Dayna Cunningham particularly moving. She shares about her experience as a civil rights lawyer and how she came to understand the importance of developing an individual and collective capacity for empathy in social change work.

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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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  • 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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  • Gestalt at the South African Treasury Department

    Gestalt at the South African Treasury Department

    July 20th, 2012 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | No Comments

    I’m stumbling along, trying my best to remain in the single file line the path has forced us to form. We crest the hillside, overlooking a quiet river freckled with boulders and dragonflies. I overhear Jonathan and Kirsten chatting in front of me. They are introducing themselves, having only just met on this day hike organized through the Cape Town Hiking Group. I hear Kirsten say that she works for the National Treasury […]

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  • The Bike Shed

    The Bike Shed

    June 27th, 2012 | Expressive Change | Sadaf Kashfi | 10 Comments

    Once members get past the initial challenge of putting together a jigsaw puzzle of missing parts, they quickly realize that something greater than bike repair and the inhalation of kerosene is happening here; a sense of purpose and community is beaming through the interaction of those involved in the repair.

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  • Daring to hibernate

    Daring to hibernate

    May 31st, 2012 | Expressive Change | Podcast | 3 Comments

    A couple of months ago I received an intriguing note in my inbox from The Berkana Institute. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Berkana, you might know one of it’s founders Meg Wheatley, a well-known author who writes about […]

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  • What if an art gallery was itself a work of art?

    What if an art gallery was itself a work of art?

    February 24th, 2012 | Expressive Change | Tana Paddock | 8 Comments

    “Is it possible that creativity in arts organisations not be limited to the gallery space?”

    Anne Bertrand has been flirting with this question for as many years as I have known her. When we first met almost a decade ago, she was asking it from a place of frustration. She had spent several years working for an artist-run organization and was feeling quite disheartened as a result. How can it be, she would say to me in exasperation, that […]

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