Part 2: People in Converging Crises

Natalie MuyresArticles

People protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, next to the U.S. embassy in Paris, France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann by Laura Kennett I wrote Part 1 of this article, Systems in Converging Crisis, in the spring, when I listed an array of crises that are intensifying around us, including: Global COVID-19 pandemic, Global climate change,   Global … Read More

Learnings From Parenting: Racism

Natalie MuyresArticles

by Lindsay Mitchell “I hate black people.” – Four-year-old white girl. These are words you never wish to hear spoken at all, let alone to hear them coming from your own daughter. But they did. I remember we were driving in the car. I don’t remember where we were driving to or from, only that we were together in the … Read More

Part 1: Systems in Converging Crises

Natalie MuyresArticles

by Laura Kennett We are not only in the midst of a global pandemic; we are also experiencing a convergence of several global crises that are shedding light on glaring weaknesses in our systems, including:  Global climate change,  Global oil market collapse,   Global fracturing of truth in social media, and  Global rise in right-wing movements.  What kind of a cluster f&#% … Read More

An Opportunity for Civilizational Change

Natalie MuyresArticles

Image: Jason Wong, Unsplash by Elizabeth Dozois “There seems little doubt that we are currently in the midst of one of the great critical transitions of the human journey, and yet it is not at all clear where we will end up once our current system resolves into a newly stable state.”  (Jeremy Lent1) “Never let a good crisis go … Read More

Deep Voices

Natalie MuyresArticles

A view from Kim’s window, as she reflected on the pandemic, west of Calgary, March 2020. Kim was inspired to write this poem after an Alumni Community Call, reflecting on the voices we pay attention to in order to understand current events and possible paths forward. by Kim Rowe It is quieter now. Listen. Do you hear the deep voices? … Read More

The Upside of COVID-19: What Gifts Does the Global Health Crisis Offer?

Natalie MuyresArticles

A man plays guitar as part of Italy’s musical event organized to raise morale for COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Massimo Pinca by Elizabeth Dozois Do you find yourself tearing up when you see videos of people singing to one another from their balconies? Are you moved by the multiple acts of kindness and solidarity we’ve seen over the past few weeks?  Disasters bring … Read More

Why Pay Attention to This

Natalie MuyresArticles

Image: Iceberg off the Grey Glacier in the southern Patagonia Icefields in southern Chile & Argentina in 2019.  The border between Chile and Argentina is considered to be the continental divide, but the exact location of the border is being further defined as the ice fields retreat. By Laura Kennett There is a lot of messed up stuff going on in … Read More

Poetry from Another Part of the Capitalist Machine

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles

by Anonymous This is a collection of poems from someone named Xu Lizhi. He was a Chinese migrant worker who worked at Foxconn corporation.  Foxconn is one of the pillars of our western society. It manufactures many of our smart phones, computers, monitors, televisions, videogame systems, and other electronics. A lot of the high tech stuff that we personally value, and that … Read More

2018 Report to the Community

Dana PenriceArticles, News

The past year has been an exciting period of development for the Human Venture community. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our collective effort to support adaptive learning and wise action to meet the challenges of this period of history we find ourselves in and for future generations.  Read the Report

On Either Side of Memory

Anna-Marie AshtonArticles

by Ken Low Memory is a critically important part of adaptive intelligence. The function of memory is to record and store relevant aspects of experience and observation, providing the material out of which we construct the lessons that guide our actions and further learning. Some lessons come almost automatically, like not touching a hot stove, some require a mentor or … Read More