Cultural forensics and ecologies of learning

I would like to work in cultural forensics.

My work would focus on conducting social research into dysfunctional organizational structures and identifying the pathological beliefs, behaviours and interactive patterns that perpetuate unproductive or destructive relationships. I would implement a program of experiential critical and creative learning activities to broaden perspectives and deepen understanding of the historical, environmental, and ecological contextual conditions that have given rise to self-sustaining pathologies.

These learning activities would empower participants to change the ways we initiate and maintain our connectivity. Participants in the learning group would draw strength from participating in a social learning group, and innovation from the critical, creative learning activities. The combination of group support and personal empowerment would provide them with resilience to bring new perspectives and practices into play within their situated organizational structures. As Margaret Wheatley says, “Curiosity, not certainty, becomes the saving grace.” Historical, environmental and ecological approaches to human cultural conditions would replace notions of human transcendence with living networks of human connectivity. We are all in this together. We aren’t going to get out of this alone. And, as Einstein said, we aren’t going to think our way out of the problems we created with the thinking that got us into them. Or something like that.


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