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Update from the Bergerac Hub: Embodying Collective Transformation

In September, October and November, the Bergerac Hub is hosting a series of “Embodying Collective Transformation” residencies. This series of three one-month-long residencies consist of a seven-day intensive training in personal and group practices for courageous collective transformation, followed by a three-week community immersion to integrate and deepen these practices in our daily lives.  During the first […]

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Podcast

Exploring Social Transformation: Series Wrap-Up

Over the past few months we have been sharing episodes centered around the theme of ‘social transformation’. In this final episode of the mini-series, co-hosts Eilidh Ross, Theo Cox and Nathen Fitchen reflect on the series, sharing why we embarked on this project, our stand out moments, and key takeaways. We will be continuing our […]

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Newsletter

Life Itself August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our August newsletter! Here at the Life Itself Bergerac Hub, we’ve been hosting our “Light, Shadow, Integration” residency. While enjoying the late summer sun and the cooling Dordogne river, we’ve been dwelling deeply in the present moment and re-exploring our relationship with the intellect. We’ve been considering, how do we acknowledge our culture’s […]

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The New School at Commonweal with Rufus Pollock

Meet the MetaModerns: Emerging Movement with Alternative Approach to Social Change This week, as part of our Exploring Social Transformation series, we’re delighted to be sharing a conversation courtesy of the New School at Commonweal with Life Itself co-founder, Rufus Pollock. In this conversation, Rufus Pollock sits down with host, Michael Lerner, to discuss Life Itself’s […]

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Jeremy Lent on Interconnection & Shifting Worldviews

This week in the Exploring Social Transformation series of the Life Itself Podcast, we are sharing a conversation with acclaimed author of ‘The Patterning Instinct’ and ‘The Web of Meaning’, Jeremy Lent. This conversation was originally published in September 2021 as part of the Imaginary Society Forum, a forum curated by Life Itself in association […]

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July Wrapped

Welcome to our July update! The past month has been one of lots of behind the scenes work: preparing our upcoming residencies, refactoring our web3 guide, and contemplating and developing an exciting new project. So lots to be keeping an eye out for over the next few months! The Bergerac Hub hosted an Open Residency […]

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Geoff Mulgan on Reigniting Social and Political Imagination

In episode 6 of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Theo Cox is joined by author, professor, former director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and former Head of Policy at Downing Street, Geoff Mulgan. In this episode Geoff and Theo explore why social and political imagination is important, why there is a deficit in social […]

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Hannah Close on Animism, Kinship, and the Social Change Ecosystem

In episode 5 of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Theo Cox is joined by Hannah Close, a writer, photographer and curator. During the conversation, Hannah reflects on relationships and kinship, her experience of the social change ecosystem, in particular being a woman within this space, animism and Schumacher College. Hannah is a curator for the […]

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June Wrapped

Welcome to our latest monthly update! June has been pretty glorious here in the south of France; we’ve been soaking up the sun on the banks of the Dordogne, jumping into its sparkling blue waters to cool off, and planning a total of five residencies so you can come enjoy it too! In this month’s […]

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Brendan Graham Dempsey on The Meaning Crisis & Metamodern Spirituality

In the fourth episode of our Exploring Social Transformation series, Nathen Fitchen and Brendan Graham Dempsey discuss the rise of the meaning crisis, how it has perpetuated throughout the world and its symbiotic nature to the environmental crisis and other crises we face today. Nathen and Brendan unpack a potential antidote to the meaning crisis, […]