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The Integral Landscape Café
Internal & External Landscapes:  Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
Curated by Anne Caspari
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Restoring Rivers by Restoring Flooding

Restoring Rivers by Restoring Flooding | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

The Army Corps of Engineers is making floods. As part of a decade-long partnership called the Sustainable Rivers Project, the Corps and The Nature Conservancy are collaborating in eight river basins across the U.S. to modify dam operations for the benefit of downstream river and estuary health. In five of those basins – the Savannah River in Georgia and South Carolina, the Green River of Kentucky, the Bill Williams River of Arizona, the Big Cypress Bayou of Texas, and the Willamette River in Oregon – the Corps is releasing ‘designer floods’ from their dams.

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Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth

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Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change...
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Emerging Cityscapes | Kedge

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"Creative Cities" at the Savannah College of Art and Design hosts a lecture on "Emerging Cityscapes" presented by Kedge

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Satellite ID » William McDonough discusses Cradle to Cradle

Satellite ID » William McDonough discusses Cradle to Cradle | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What we seek is a delightfully diverse, safe, healthy and just world, with clean water, air, soil and power, that is economically, equitably, ecologically, and elegantly enjoyed. 

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Integral Sustainable Design for City 2.0

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How would we approach the built design for Integral City 2.0? Could we find a designer with the depths of consciousness, design repertoire, cultural acuity and systemic prowess to imagine Integral ...
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Zander :: Tree, Line.

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Re-post: Zander Olsen. ‘This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’ 

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What can Goethe teach people in business? Otto Scharmer interviews Thomas Johnson

What can Goethe teach people in business? Otto Scharmer interviews Thomas Johnson | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Otto Scharmer: Tom Johnson’s recent work is organized around the following underlying question: How would we think differently about an organization if we viewed it as a living system rather than as a machine.? Living systems evolve according to the same universal principles that have guided the evolution of the cosmos over the past 15 billion years. The evolution of the cosmos embodies three fundamental principles: self-organization, interdependence, diversity. This change implies a fundamental shift of mind. A shift of mind from a mechanistic, “Newtonian” type of thinking to another perspective that conceives of reality as a living system. Following Bortoft, Goethe, and Bohm, Johnson suggests that the whole is manifested in (and between) the parts. Says Johnson: “I think one of the biggest changes is for managers to start to see the whole mirrored in the parts.”

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What is Inspiration? Where does it come from? Jason Silva

This is a PSA to Infect you with AWE. A non-commercial shot of philosophical espresso... a mashup of inspiration. By @jason_silva and @NotThisBody - Follow u...
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Pavement | La Forza della Natura

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La Forza della Natura Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general.
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Real Nature is not Green « NextNature.net

Real Nature is not Green « NextNature.net | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

God created the world, with the exception of the Netherlands. That the Dutch created themselves”, as Voltaire put it in the eighteenth century. And ever since, we have been doing everything we can to live up to his pronouncement. Today, we even actively design and build nature in the Netherlands.

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The Kind of Business Leadership We Need for Our Evolution

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The following is a guest post by our friends at Saybrook University's Organizational Systems Program (a 3p sponsor) - designed for students who want to...
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It’s all about U: Process, Progress & Participation in Elandsrivier Valley | EarthCollective

It’s all about U: Process, Progress & Participation in Elandsrivier Valley | EarthCollective | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The PRESENCE learning network has recently expanded stakeholder engagement activities to the Elandsrivier Valley. This introductory, co-initiation phase was the first of five steps of the Theory U process to be trialled in the region.
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Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift (TED talk) | TheHotSpring.net

Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift (TED talk) | TheHotSpring.net | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Natalie Jeremijenko’s unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting “fish,” planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.

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Sustainability leadership: A true leader creates leaders. (Gil Friend)

Sustainability leadership: A true leader creates leaders. (Gil Friend) | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

There’s something odd about the notion of “sustainability leadership.” Perhaps it’s that “sustainability” underwhelms. As Michael Braungart reminds us, “Sustainability is boring. But---- 

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Leesa Soulodre's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:13 AM

Globally responsible leadership. Is it fact or fiction?

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The Necessity for Increased Versatility of Thinking | Rethinking Complexity

The Necessity for Increased Versatility of Thinking | Rethinking Complexity | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Present sustainability programs in organizations have severe limitations built into them and the implementers are generally unaware of them....

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Integrating Whitehead: Towards an Environmental Ethic

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Creativity! That is the cosmic interval between matter and form. Creativity is the Ultimate Ground out of which matter emerges into form. This mysterious process of emergence is the driving force behind the Kosmos. Somehow, matter (and I will argue consciousness) is destined to organize itself into more and more complex forms. Emergence! Emergence is not a how. It is a what. Emergence only describes what happens; it cannot account for how new forms come into being. Nevertheless, to come into the clearing and find even this insight: stuff emerges--and to scream from your heart "EMERGENCE!," as Whitehead did--is to incite riot. It is to climb upon the roof of scientific materialism and shout to the people below that which they have longed for centuries to hear. Upon hearing this message, there is a stirring, a ruffling of being, an allurement to a deeper perspective, an uncovering of something forbidden and dangerous.

What could be more anti-establishment than to pronounce "creativity" as the very fabric of the universe? Whitehead as revolutionary! A rebel--taking a stand against a tradition much larger than himself. Equipped only with looking deeply into his experience and reporting as accurately as he could with the tools he had, that which he found there, Whitehead waved the banner of emergence and articulated his "philosophy of organism." Whitehead was asking for a new age, a new way of conceiving the interval between matter and form, a new way of perceiving of our relationship in the cosmos. Let us climb upon the roof with him and usher in this revolution of being-in-the-world.

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Epoch of Transformation: An Interpersonal Leadership Model for the 21st Century–Part 1

Epoch of Transformation: An Interpersonal Leadership Model for the 21st Century–Part 1 | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

 The external world is characterised as being essentially uncertain, complex, and subject to constant change. These are also characteristics of the leader’s inner landscape.

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Of Forests and Men [US - Edward Norton]

Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests.  
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Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge

Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Take 18 minutes of your day to watch this TEDtalk.

 

This TED talk is from Oxford in 2009, in which Janine gives examples of nature’s uncanny ability to perform complex tasks seamlessly and effortlessly. My favorite example, among many, is the Namibian Desert beetle’s evolutionary ability to collect water molecules from fog and turn it into drinking water for sustenance.


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Ingenious Land Art - wave avenue

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Walter Mason, an artist based in Germany, does land art that's delicate and subtle. 

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An Ontology of Climate Change: Integral Pluralism and the Enactment of Multiple Objects (Excerpt) | Integral Life

An Ontology of Climate Change: Integral Pluralism and the Enactment of Multiple Objects (Excerpt) | Integral Life | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What is the ontological status of climate change? Is it real or not? Is it happening at an alarming apocalyptic rate or is it environmental hype driven by special eco-interests? Or is it somewhere in-between or some mix thereof? Or might it be something altogether different than what this common binary framing can allow? What if it was very real but not real in the way that we typically think (or feel) about "things out there" in the external world?

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From Plant Morphology to Ken Wilber/Korzybski

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From plant morphology to healing logic, wholeness, non-identity (Korzybski), integral philosophy (Ken Wilber, etc.), health, laughter, silence, mystery...
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Engaging Discussions About Sustainability | Rethinking Complexity

Engaging Discussions About Sustainability | Rethinking Complexity | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Real change will come when we can talk with others who don’t think like us.

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