Ecology of Health Conference

3RDOpinion, together with The International Bateson Institute, hosted a one day invitational conference at the remarkable Bromley by Bow Centre in London on the 5th June 2017.

We were excited at the number and range of distinguished people participating.  And by the brilliant, insightful and quite unrepeatable conversations. People joined us from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and from all round the world.  We gathered together scholars, practitioners, patients, and professionals: a significant step in a global action research dialogue to understand Health across contexts, led by the International Bateson Institute.  The dialogue is about transcending boundaries, national or otherwise. When taken at it’s broadest level, Health is a topic that unites us all.

Ecology of Health is a research project looking at what we mean by health and how it is shaped, for good or ill, by our contexts and the way we learn read more about the project here

Together we set out to:

  • Generate a perception of health that includes multiple contexts.
  • Discuss how individuals can claim the conditions of their own health.
  • Discuss how larger social systems can respond to this complexity.
  • Vision institutional forms that can better accommodate individuals as they reconfirm their health within and between the contexts of their lives.

Why Bromley by Bow?

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  • Penny Tompkins

    23/06/2017 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Thanks for hosting a fascinating day. I mentioned to Nora that I found the transdisciplinary process as interesting as the content. And I wondered if it would be useful to have an area entitled “This Process” or something like that, to provide a meta perspective on what is happening in the room? Just a thought.

    • russellgundry

      29/06/2017 at 1:29 pm Reply

      That’s a great idea, thank you Penny. We should build a meta perspective group to the next day. I’m mulling on whether we might get people going in the context and then bring the meta perspective part way through – so participants might spend some time discussing ecology, then reflect on their discussion, and go back in again. It might help get the reflective process going part way through the day rather than a rude awakening at the end… Very interesting!

    • antlerboy

      29/06/2017 at 1:30 pm Reply

      great idea!

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