Sometimes you need to let your gut feeling take the lead. After more than six years focused on putting design at the service of environmental and social transition my body was in need of a change. So I did. In april 2019 I started a sabbatical looking for more beautiful questions.
 
During this time I will be experiencing alternatives for formal learning and personal development. Inspired by genuine explorations of self-directed formative processes like Open Masters I have started my own community supported program.

Foundational metaphors

Rhizome

Non-linear, non jerarquical, focus on connection, serendipitous, networked, non disciplinary, open, additive.

Skin folds

Incarnated, situated, complex, entangled, insides and the outsides, questioned otherness, skinship, experienced, shared, danced.

Rules of the game

➞ Non disciplinary. Based in a rhizome of colliding interests and foundational questions.
➞ A research in action process that puts the flesh into the practice of ideas.
➞ A process attentive to the inner place from which it emerges. Combining theoretical, bodily and spiritual exploration under what Otto Scharmer’s Theory U calls open Mind, open Heart and open Will paradigm.
➞ Non-academic in the sense of informality and flexibility.
➞ Designerly in the sense of being engaged in the continuous materialization and iteration of ideas based on projects.
➞ Engaged with the present time, place-based and sensible to what need to be born.
➞ Empowered by collective intelligence, collaboration and hybridization. A willingness to share the process and to contribute to the commons.
➞ The meta-process (the design of educational strategies) will serve as a constructive reflection about educational paradigms.

Ongoing network of interests

Mentorship

This formative process lays on a central figure: the mentor. An initial group of six persons will steward the progress through weekly tutorships. Based on the needs of each project some mentors will join the faculty in order to contribute with expert knowledge or practice in the different areas.

Calendar & structure

The course will extend from May 2019 to Februrary 2020. The whole process will be documented both in blog posts and project portfolio on the masters webpage. Each term a project will be socialized both online and in a kind of on-site format. The last term will be exclusively focused on developing a final project.
 
Every week one or two tutorship will take place with the faculty team. Those sessions will orbitate around some main questions and inquisitions as well as around process related conversations and contributions.
 
First term: May 19 – July 19
Second term: Aug 19 – Oct 19
Final term: Oct 19 – Feb 20