Connectedness

Listening Spaces

Creating Value There’s an old saying that goes something like, “a problem shared is a problem halved”. The implication being that two people, in this case, can share the emotional burden of a difficult situation through conversation. This may be the glass-half-full version of what it means to connect. It might be more meaningful to …

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Gallery Space

When Lives Touch

Language Creates Reality Have you ever paused to consider what is language? It’s clearly more than just the articulation of spoken and written words. Language elucidates the unimaginable; triggers and soothes feelings; connects minds. It can open doors and burn bridges. In fact, the way we use language shapes our world in so many ways …

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People looking at the end of a rainbow

Peace Within

What Happens to Us Stays Inside What causes conflict in life? This deceptively simple question could be the ultimate design challenge in terms of threats to our happiness and wellbeing. Think about the situations where conflict surfaces most often: families, neighbourhoods, communities, organisations and, indeed, all over the world. There is an obvious common denominator. …

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Watching TV

Goodbye 3Rs Hello 3Ps

People, Places, and Possibilities  The 3Rs of Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic have long been the bedrock of modern education systems; the keys to the kingdom of knowledge and understanding. The kingdom itself is becoming an altogether different place where new relationships are being forged to tackle society’s intractable issues. Individual problems become possibilities when reframed …

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New Learning Models

Our Mission

Connecting citizens,  companies and government to create new models of care from the ground up