A video harvest…forever grateful!

Michelle Laurie

For now, check out the collage above and the 1-minute rosviz18 Visual Harvest video! It’s a challenge to prepare, be the trainer on site and capture what is happening in the room for sharing. Early on, my co-conspirator Nancy White and I found it helpful to have a social reporter.

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Learning highlights: July-August 2018

Mathemagenic

Harvest time. It’s way into September now, but I still want to catch some of the highlights of July and August.

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Learning highlights: September 2018

Mathemagenic

Harvesting in the garden, lots of raspberry smoothies, apple pies and still tomatoes and cucumbers. September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void. P hysicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to get a satisfactory answer. You’re not going to be happy.

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Rosviz18 Reflection part 1

Michelle Laurie

The concept of Harvest weaved through the workshop with a dedicated discussion on the afternoon of day 2. Harvest could be personal, to share widely or for specific audiences.

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Rosviz18 reflection part 2

Michelle Laurie

See below for a second reflective guest blog from Lisa Theissen, social reporter at Rosviz18: “I’ve been mulling over our time together, and thinking about my own Harvest from the point of view of Social Reporter.

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Reflections on PGviz18

Michelle Laurie

Funny enough, the group had talked about river of life and done a lot of reflection during our group ‘harvesting’ activities. I am inspired. Icon jam with the word feathers.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Art of Hosting Collaboration Cynefin Evaluation Links PhilanthropySome interesting links that caught my eye this week. Why Black Hole Interiors Grow (Almost) Forever. Leonard Susskind has linked the growth of black holes to increasing complexity.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating StructuresIntroduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach.

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Winter garden

Mathemagenic

Everything is harvested by now and we have a few months ahead for most of the maintenance jobs (although I know that those months fly very fast). There is not much to expect in the garden in the winter, I thought. So, this is what we found: ripe raspberries to eat in beginning of December. a raspberry plant with roots going so deep that I stopped trying finding the end of it (raspberry roots usually stay on the surface).

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My Best Stuff

How to Save the World

A Harvest of Myths (Jul 2014)†*. Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care (Jul 2018). On the Shoulders of Giants (Feb 2018) (Short Story)*. Interview with Dean Walker (Jun 2018) (Video)*. T he inimitable Rev.

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Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

People had gathered from across North America and further afield to discuss issues of racial equity in hosting and harvesting practices. I was happy to be able to spend a short time this week at a gathering of Art of Hosting practitioners in Columbus, Ohio.

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Small things to enjoy

Mathemagenic

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A simple way to explore the Four Fold Practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

Sometimes people can confuse the Art of Hosting with the methods we use or the way we harvest conversations or the tools that help us design things. It’s a rich harvest. The Art of Hosting is predicated on a very simple set of practices which we call the Four Fold Practice.

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Adaptive Strategy Development

Full Circle Associates

change complexity creative destruction engagement evaluation facilitation harvesting Liberating StructuresIntroduction Designing in complex and emergent contexts challenges the traditional log frame approach. With a set of Liberating Structures we can create a more adaptive and actionable strategy for project design and development that contextualizes the plan into a fuller picture of the landscape within which it operates.

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Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

To harvest, your ask anyone to read out one of their post it notes. Helping a friend with a design challenge today. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

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June in review

Mathemagenic

The whirlpool of transitional events and general “end of spring travel crazyness” seem to be quieting down and now it’s time to start setting in a new rhythm while enjoying the things that do not change (the berry harvest from the garden is pretty stable although which berries are there change. Honeyberries, (wild) strawberries, shadbush berries harvest with lots of “put in the ground everything that you want to live” work in between.

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Selecting weak signals and building in diversity and equity

Chris Corrigan

Art of Harvesting Cynefin Emergence Facilitation FeaturedWhen working in complexity, and when trying to create new approaches to things, it’s important to pay attention to ideas that lie outside of the known ways of doing things.

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How Would We Behave Without ‘Selves’?

How to Save the World

We see them harvest foods — though browsing might be a better term, as if there are ‘gardens’ here we cannot discern them. image: from Martijn Meijerink on skitterphoto.com, cc0.

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How complexity principles can inform participatory process design

Chris Corrigan

Build in individual and collective ways to harvest and make sense of what you are seeing. Sonja Blignault has been blogging some terrific stuff on Paul Cilliers’ work on complexity.

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