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Tuesday, July 11 • 14:30 - 15:00
3169 A Learning Community to Foster an “Economía Amable”

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The search for sustaining abundance and genuine happiness is a human aspiration since immemorial times. Nowadays in a scenario of increasing complexity with unforeseen challenges linked to systemic fragility we continue this quest and must undergo a profound cultural transformation to shape desirable futures.

By enhancing the awareness and comprehension of the interconnected nature of our world, and developing the capacity to execute meaningful choices that (truly) recognize our interdependency within the web of life is a key to live joyfully in a sustainable and nurturing society, both locally and planetary. A society to which corresponds an “Economía Amable”: an economy kind to people and to nature.

Note that the Spanish word “amable” comes from the Latin amabilitas, which in short means conducive to love. In our view it means “love in action”, a genuine kindness that comes from nurturing multidimensional generosity and carefulness in every field of human action. Feminine values, since long diminished by the patriarchal culture, are core to bring forth capabilities and conditions for the emergence of an “Economía Amable”.

A way to create a new system, out of an existing one, is envision a new desirable one, and then find out what resources to rely on to advance —recreating past, present and future— in a co-evolutionary process. We propose action-research practices to promote coevolutionary change towards a culture that expresses kind feminine values, an economy of abundance.

We created a work of artscience as a tool to contribute to that endeavor. The World of Navis Utopia depicts a world in which the currently most delicate challenges humanity faces doesn’t exist anymore. It is a travelling exhibition to easily find its way into the imaginations and lives of all those yearning to make the world a better place. It shows that the seeds of a desirable scenario already exist in our planetary community, as well as the knowledge and methodologies to successfully overcome the challenges our specie undergoes at the time being.

We started an autoecolearning community with the aim to learn together, redefining and opening up to unforeseen possibilities. We intend to promote its development offering encounters and workshops in which to address significant issues, using variations of the Bela Banathy Conversation Model and exhibits of the World of Navis Utopia. In these learning events we foster personal, organizational and social learning, addressing the main concerns of the community, including keys to develop a systems perspective, cyclical consciousness and multidimensional amabilitas. Envisioning, looking beyond the constraints of present circumstances and tendencies is a first attempt to bring in a rich innovative learning process in which to share ideas, experiences and concepts, cultivating systemic leverage, designing a desirable future, changing the ways we perform our daily activities: creating a better world for everyone by becoming the systems be wish to see in the world.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
3rd Floor, Room SR 121, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

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