vision and processes
We are committed to the realization of a society that all citizens enjoy and contribute to and that demonstrates ecologically sustainable living. We recognize considerable challenge.
We believe that constructive social change is achieved through the actions of individuals supported by their communities and either supported or constrained by institutions and cultural norms. Principled living and action develop through practice that arises where individuals have time to consider their circumstances and their influences, individually and collectively, upon the environment and others.
We have an interest in research that is focused on progressive change in and through community. We encourage participatory approaches that involve those affected. We hold that research and action must be strongly interconnected.
We develop, organize and facilitate processes and events that bring people together. We focus on conversation, workshops and publications - in person and online. These processes and events are developed in collaboration with the people involved and affected in order to reflect the diversities and potential of local individuals and communities.
We have an interest in public fora and publications that encourage participation and submissions from any interested individual. We see these as means for mutual learning about the diverse practices of inquiry and communication.
We have an interest in improving accessibility and usability of our online or computer mediated processes and publications.