Over a century of progress, we’ve designed systems and structures with efficiency in mind and a constant focus on economic growth imperative. Our achievements on progress and technology has led us to believe in our right to profit and our right to use natural resources.
However, today we are living in perilous times.
The climate is changing, the gap between the rich and poor is widening, the world is becoming increasingly complex, and our demands on the environment are outstripping planetary carrying capacity.
At the same time, over the last three years democracy, civility, and truth have been threatened: anger and cruelty disfigure public discourse, lying is commonplace and truth is being chased away.
In this age of awareness, we have to recognize that our existing systems and culture have failed to respect life and is harming us. Our current social systems have been influenced by their past environment, and their structures and purposes no longer apply the way they are expressed in their functioning.
How do we change our systems without removing the positive that previous generations achieved through ordered society?
Some people are starting to talk about ReGenerative cultures as the foundation of our society adaptation and survival.
How do we co-creating collaborative networks of relationships that nurture the conditions in which we can meet uncertainty with creativity, adaptive capacity and a readiness to transform in response to change and disruption?