Author: dorian

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. Read More

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.” Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Loomio

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. Read More

Dark Mountain

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. Read More

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. Read More

Discussion: Learning to Make a Difference

What can we gain by looking at learning as a social phenomenon, which is all about following one’s curiosity, engaging one’s uncertainty, and making a difference in one’s life and/or the world? How is this perspective helpful when considering what we are doing in the Deep Adaptation Forum, and other social spaces in our lives? Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

My journey into Deep Adaptation and Community-Building

My learning journey into the Deep Adaptation Forum, and how I started learning about facilitating community-building. Read More