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Internal & External Landscapes. Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
Curated by Anne Caspari
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What’s your Spiritual Footprint? | Rethinking Complexity

What’s your Spiritual Footprint? | Rethinking Complexity | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What is needed is a post-rational engagement with the processes of life affirming, future creating, opportunity increasing emergence. Indeed, more than post-rational engagements, we need to dare engage in post-conceptual approaches; those that cultivate and celebrate holistic being, curated emergence, and transcendent consciousness.

 

Political philosopher Carolyn Merchant postulates an ethical framework comprised of three levels of self-identity: the ego-centric, the homo-centric, and the eco-centric levels. These map over to the dimensionality of spirit in that a life challenge or disorienting dilemma can serve as a catalyst to move from one level to the next—but only if you tend to your spiritual footprint.

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MindShift

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“Strategic planning towards sustainability requires engaging in profound change, an inner shift in peoples values, aspirations and behaviors guided by their mental models, as well as an outer shift in processes, strategies and practices.” Peter Senge

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Keynote address William McDonough

'The goal is a safe, healthy, just world, clean air, soil and power, that is elegantly enjoyed.'

 

 

Watch this truly inspiring keynote address from Cradle to Cradle author William McDonough at the Award Ceremony of the 2011 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge....

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What is Environmental Architecture? | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

What is Environmental Architecture? | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Problem: Ecology is like a house? Huh? What is ecology?

Answer: Changing minds

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Culture Wars: An Integral View | Integral Life

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Culture Wars: An Integral View | Integral Life | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

In Integral Life's new Daily Evolver series, host Jeff Salzman explores some of the greatest and most pressing news stories of our time, lending some much-needed perspective to the people, events, and ideas that shape the world around us. The Daily Evolver uses the Integral lens to help make sense of the complexity, anxiety, and turbulence that surrounds our lives, offering a regular touchpoint for one of the most important practices of all: the practice of staying informed.

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Environmental Futures | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Environmental Futures | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Landscape Futures is different from much environmental art in that it isn’t predominantly concerned with the human mark on the land. In Manaugh’s view, even plate tectonics and climate change are designers of landscape futures in their “terrestrial agency” on the planet. So, it’s about how change is coming, no matter what. The exhibition and conversations make an effort to posit architecture in dialogue—in a conversation of information, data, and change—that goes both ways. The landscape—its active and passive roles in environmental change—is given voice. Active and adaptive designs—active and adaptive landscapes: all in dialogue.

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The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine

The Radical Technology of Christopher Alexander - Metropolis Magazine | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Chances are, you have heard of Christopher Alexander because of his most famous book on architecture, A Pattern Language. 

 

Alexander, the mathematician, was always concerned with the processes by which parts transform into wholes. He wants to know how we are implementing this part-whole synthesis; how nature does it; and especially, where we, in our own human version, might be getting it wrong. This is the key to an important realization about natural systems and how they generate form — one that, as Alexander has long noted, is distinct from how we humans typically generate form. And this is not a mere philosophical matter of humans being different from nature, or “having culture.” It’s a question of how we humans can also have a technology that is actually more complex, resilient, and sustainable — quite literally, more life-like.

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Future City Scenarios

Futurologist and Design Scientist Melissa Sterry's presentation 'Future Cities Scenarios: How Sustainability is Shaping Our Future Urban Habitats', presented at...

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Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press

Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And cities are the best chance we have left for a sustainable future ... but only if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions of people working together—and not by master plans and planners. What will it take to make our cities truly sustainable?

 

In a world where the flow of money and jobs and people is largely determined by the whims of global capital, Matt Hern's Common Ground in a Liquid Cit rey is afreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future.  

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The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après Nature - Huffington Post

The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après Nature - Huffington Post | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après NatureHuffington PostLa Carte d'après Nature, an exhibition curated by Thomas Demand, will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through...
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Money and Life – Ecologize Growth

Money and Life – Ecologize Growth | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Could a change in how we view economic systems create a change in how we view ourselves? Ecologize Growth is a micro-film based on the full length documentary, Money ...

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This is how a “green growth world” could look in 2020 | Green Growth Leaders

This is how a “green growth world” could look in 2020 | Green Growth Leaders | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Our cars will be cooler, our homes will be smarter and our cities will be dense, dynamic and efficient. Life will be different – but better.

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The Meaning of LIfe

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Charles Chaplin (Image via Wikipedia)

"What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning. Desire is the theme of all life. It's what makes a rose want to be a rose..." -- Charles...

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Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch - Transcending Sustainability.

A curated collection of over 60 contributors sketching out the field of thrivability, based on values, qualities, cycles, and actions.
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The Natural Change Project - About

The Natural Change Project - About | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Natural Change Project - Motivating sustainable practice through interaction with nature.
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Ecopsychology: Revisioning Ourselves and the World

Ecopsychology: Revisioning Ourselves and the World | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Ecopsychology is more than the conflation of two words, ecology and psychology. This nascent field expands the horizon of the deep self beyond the frontiers of the individual. James Hillman said, “The deepest self cannot be confined to “in here” because we can’t be sure it is not also or even entirely “out there”....The confluence of many shaping influences unite many archetypal energies forming a bedrock for further psychological explorations.

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Sustainable Design Aesthetics | Integral Life/ Mark DeKay

Sustainable Design Aesthetics | Integral Life/ Mark DeKay | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Increasing complexity of aesthetic perceptions

 

Aesthetics is a major area of attention for designers operating from the experiences perspective (UL). Of course, experience is at the root of aesthetic explanations. Aesthetic experience is a response to conditions of beauty. Aesthetics as a study of philosophy is an attempt to explain the human aesthetic experience. The sustainable designer might ask: What if anything is different about aesthetics for Sustainable Design?

 

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Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1) | LeveVei™

Episode 12: Integral Theory and Geography (part 1) | LeveVei™ | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

In this episode I speak with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy.  Brian first gives a description of the four quadrants of the AQAL model and his view of how the pure, natural and social sciences relate to the holarchical levels in the model. Further on we touch upon the developmental aspects of reality, and how change and development can be understood in relation to the different quadrants. Lastly we introduce the concepts of lines of development, or how human beings and phenomena in general can be understood as holonic and multifaceted in nature.

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Five Wisdoms = Evolutionary Intelligences for Sustainability of ...

Five Wisdoms = Evolutionary Intelligences for Sustainability of ... | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Experience Integral Conference incorporated powerful practitioners and technologies into its design for the Embodying Integral Sustainability Conference. Five Wisdoms was a new approach for Integral City to working ...
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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities | Video on TED.com

TED Talks How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars.
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Human ecology through the lens of self, culture and nature, as they emerge through orange, green and into teal/turquoise | Flickr : partage de photos !

Human ecology through the lens of self, culture and nature, as they emerge through orange, green and into teal/turquoise | Flickr : partage de photos ! | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Source: Nick Wilding – Integral Ecology in Integral International Development Gathering – A Synthesis p.

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Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity

Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on »cultures of sustainability«. Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

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Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) by Stefano Boeri Architetti | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

 Bosco Verticale is a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Mhmmm.

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From Garden City to Green City | sustain' Magazine | BUILT ENVIRONMENT MATTERS

From Garden City to Green City | sustain' Magazine | BUILT ENVIRONMENT MATTERS | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

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Autopoiesis and Cognition

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Maturana and Varela's classic Autopoiesis and Cognition is freely available here (H/T to Paul Loader).

What makes a living system a living system? What kind of biological phenomenon is the phenomenon of cognition? These two questions have been frequently considered, but, in this volume, the authors consider them as concrete biological questions.

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