Conscious Learning Festival – Getting access to another level of thinking and intuition consistently
In this call, presented by DA Facilitator Chiara Borrello, participants were invited to experience “felt-sensing,” an intuitive way of interacting with their innate body-felt knowing that leads to mutual respect, authenticity and compassion.
Conscious Learning Festival – Learning to be in relationship
In this call, we got right down to the heart of community-building: the work and play of nurturing interpersonal relationships, as the foundation of the process of deep adaptation. How do we build and preserve this ground for self- and mutual transformation? How to keep showing up, and model the ways of being and relating that are most important to us? But also: How can we keep finding common ground with people who see the world differently?
Widening Circles with Emma Mary Gathergood
Zori Tomova speaks with Emma Mary Gathergood – a holistic life coach, wise elder, book writer and creator of the Earth Listening groupwork modality.
D&D Circle: Fostering deep mutual learning within a small group
In this call, members of the DAF Diversity and Decolonising Circle shared some insights from the past year of their life as a group. In particular, they explored the various initiatives undertaken as part of the group members’ efforts, and some elements of the circle’s life and organising
What is the shape of radical change?
In this call, Constance guided us through somatic exercises, as an invitation to release our playfulness and creativity, and to explore together (as embodied beings) questions related to our approach to personal and collective change.
Unlearning and Radical Collective Change
In this call, Wendy and Dorian presented some findings from a newly released research report, “Views on Unlearning and Radical Collective Change in DAF.” What kind of changes are being precipitated in various groups within DAF? Do we, in the network, pursue radical forms of change? And what does all of this have to do with the idea of unlearning?
A Story of Seeds, Soil, and Sowers
During this call, Wendy and Dorian introduced certain findings from their research in DAF, and touched on: the seeds of change (what has been going on, for whom?); the soil (what is it that allows these seeds to grow?); and the sowers (who has been caring for these seeds, and disseminating them?).
Views on Unlearning and Radical Change in the Deep Adaptation Forum
This report presents the results of the Group Reflections survey and the Radical Change survey, which were shared in DAF to explore participants’ views on unlearning and radical collective change.
Self-organisation: What works? D&D circle – Part 2: Conflict Transformation
In this video, members of the Deep Adaptation Forum Diversity & Decolonising Circle discuss what they have learned about conflict, and conflict transformation, in their self-organised group.
Call Recording: Q&A with the Diversity and Decolonising Circle
The DAF Diversity and Decolonising Circle reflect on some of their insights and (un)learnings.
Self-organisation: What works? Collaborative Action Team
In this recording, the members of the Deep Adaptation Forum Collaborative Action Team check in with each other, and share their reply to the question: “How has being part of this circle contributed to my life?”
How to transform how I am in the world?
What if the work of decolonising the self was also about getting back in touch with one’s vital compass?
Self-organisation: What works? D&D Circle – Part 1
In this video, members of the Deep Adaptation Forum Diversity & Decolonising Circle discuss some of the processes and ways of being together that have helped their group come together, self-organise, and keep going for nearly 2 years. Learn more about the D&D circle here.
DAF Collapse Awareness and Community Survey Report
This report presents the results from the 2021 Collapse Awareness & Community Survey, which was circulated in the Deep Adaptation Forum. It provides interesting insights into how people in DAF envision societal collapse, what this brings up in them, and what they make of their awareness and affective responses.
Towards a more holistic integration of one’s personal and professional lives: Dana’s story
How Dana was introduced to useful new practices, reached renewed self-awareness, and made new connections in DAF, before encountering a sense of disconnection.
Call recording: Q&A with Chris Tröndle
In this conversation, we discussed the activities of Camp Collapse, who use storytelling, performance art and immersive art forms to stimulate conversations around our predicament; and we touched on Chris’s MA thesis, titled “The End of the World as We Know it: Hope, Despair and Action among Deep Adapters.”
Call recording: Learning to make a difference
In this webinar, we discussed social learning as a perspective, and how it can be useful to understand the changes happening to people in online communities.
Insights from the Diversity and Decolonising Circle
In this webinar, the members of the DAF Diversity and Decolonising Circle will be discussing some learnings and personal changes that have come out of their work.
How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for our Times, by Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens
URL: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/How+Everything+Can+Collapse%3A+A+Manual+for+our+Times-p-9781509541393 Type: Book This is the book which initiated the scholarly field of “collapsologie” in the French-speaking world. It is a very detailed and comprehensive summary of the main trends that are unfolding at the heart of our global predicament, and which herald ever more terrifying disruptions to the “business-as-usual” world dominated by modern
The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, by Starhawk
URL: https://starhawk.org/writing/books/the-empowerment-manual/ Type: Book The Empowerment Manual is a comprehensive guide for groups seeking to organize with shared power and bottom-up leadership to foster vision, trust, accountability and responsibility. I have found it extremely helpful to my thinking around better (or more democratic) ways of organising and working together in collaborative groups. Besides, it is
I find Loomio a very useful and well-designed piece of software, which focuses on facilitating decision-making in collaborative and consensus-focused groups. It was built by a small team of Kiwi developers from the Enspiral community, who were keen to encourage ways of organising and communicating they had been exploring during the Occupy movement. It is published under a free software license, and serves a clear social purpose.
Dark Mountain is a project dedicated to exploring the deep cultural roots of the ecological, social and cultural unravelling that is now underway. It is “a rooted and branching network of creative activity,” which places a special emphasis on the role of storytelling and art in planting the seeds of a new, “uncivilised” world. From this project, a beautiful series of books was born, bringing together essays, fiction, poetry, visual art and more – as well as a website, and local collaborations with organisers of festivals, gatherings, workshops, etc.
Call recording: 4Rs workshop with DA facilitators and volunteers
The recording of the Sept.7 workshop on the 4Rs of Deep Adaptation, hosted by Kim Hare with support from other DAF volunteers.
A conversation with Etienne & Bev Wenger-Trayner
On August 8, 2021, Dorian was able to meet Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner in Portugal, for a conversation on social learning. In this view, learning takes place everywhere and all the time – not just in formal settings – and is driven by a person’s curiosity and sense of agency in the world. As a result, it is intimately linked with creating change (in one’s life, and/or in the world at large) and with the process of becoming a certain person.
4R’s Workshop for DA Facilitators and Volunteers
Join us for a workshop on the 4 R’s of Deep Adaptation. We will explore how this framework can be useful in the context of our lives, and to deepen our inquiry into what matters most, right now.
Q&A with Chris Tröndle
Join us on Sept. 30 for a special Conscious Learning webinar with Chris Tröndle, about his research on hope, despair and activism related to Deep Adaptation.
Call Recording: Q&A with Jane Dwinell
Watch the call recording of the Aug.20 webinar with Jane Dwinell, veteran moderator on the Deep Adaptation Facebook group.
Call recording: Q&A with Sarah Bittle
Watch the call recording of the Aug.9 webinar with Sarah Bittle, founder of the Deep Adaptation Facebook group.
Q&A with Jane Dwinell
Join us on Aug.20 for a special Conscious Learning webinar with Jane Dwinell, veteran moderator of the Deep Adaptation Facebook group.
Q&A with Sarah Bittle
Join us on Aug.9 for a special Conscious Learning webinar with Sarah Bittle, founder of the Deep Adaptation Facebook group.
Work, self-exploitation, and time
Lately someone shared an article in the DAF Slack workspace by the philosopher Byung-Chul Han, “The Tiredness Virus“. It made me think of some conversations I had with several other Deep Adaptation volunteers on the topic of how we (globalised modern humans) are “in” time and “with” time… This part felt quite striking: “Work, no