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Mar 17, 2021
In Imagination
The event horizon is not an impenetrable barrier. Some celestial phenomenon are pulled into the Black hole but not everything. So there is a whole universe that is exploding, literally at times, with creative energy. New stars are born even in solar systems that are older than time. Imagination sparks the creative energy we need to propel us into trying new systems. These new systems and ways of relating to each other will produce a new set of contradictions and tensions. Ways that work for some people and not others. So inside this framework, Imagination is our tool for iteration and therefore must be developed and internationally strengthened to balance the tendency to create the same oppressive systems we currently live under over and over with small shifts. Imagination grows a culture of curiosity. It is the seat of vision. It helps us develop our way forward.
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Mar 17, 2021
In History
Ensuring history is a consideration leads to a deeper analysis of how we got to the current moment, grounds our assessments and provides fodder for future ideas and practices. History is not a tether that holds us inside strategies that are simply iterations of past ways of being. It is offered within this framework to center accountability, reflection, ancestor wisdom and legacy. The influence and shape of cultural practice and hegemony must understood through an analysis of the times in which people were living. Concurrently in the development of strategy the implications of historical practices and ways of being must be placed within a current context to understand its value and implications.
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In Economic Systems
Economic structures can be seen as how we exchange for goods and services. It can be explained as moving from a barter systems to the exchange of paper money to financialization and the proliferation of credit and by extension the current incarnation of cryptocurrency. Yet it also includes our relationship to extractive industries and our relationship to the planet. Economic systems help us think through the arrangements ( the how) needed to meet the needs of these living systems, including the sharing of resouorces amongst the populace. The development of economic systems also open us to a discussion of how value is assigned and our relationship to time.
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In Social Relations
These are things like the construction of family, ideas of fairness, gender constructs, the value of education, etc. Everyday we receive messages, sometimes violent and coercive, of penalties of not following the norms and the privileges when you do. Having social relations as a primary point of investigation underlines the importance of thinking about the interconnectedness of the human condition but it doesn’t end there. We must think about the interconnectedness of all things. Social relations can also include our relationships that extend beyond humanism to all life on this planet and beyond. We also center social relations because it has the important role as a space of generational cultural dissemination. Social relations reinforce and legitimize individual and collective behaviors.
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