I am wondering if Gregory Bateson understood Brexit half a century before it happened better than we understand it as it unfolds. He talked a lot about schismogenesis, the development of a split between what become separate groups of people. This is the process of divorce, where some minor disagreement starts a process that magnifies
The captain of Cambridge in this year’s Boat Race said that being beaten by Oxford was not an option. He said so on the TV coverage twice: maybe he says it all the time, maybe he thought that was what he was supposed to say. He was wrong in theory and wrong in practice, as
As we searched for environments and ecologies that bring the idea of Ecology of Health to life, we stumbled across the Bromley by Bow Centre, a community oasis tucked within the busy streets of East London. About Bromley by Bow The Bromley by Bow Centre has become an internationally acclaimed organisation that has developed a
The International Bateson Institute, together with 3rdopinion, hosted a one day invitational conference at the remarkable Bromley by Bow Centre in London on the 5th June 2017.
At the 2016 Relating Systems and Design Symposium in Toronto, we ran Self-managing the System of Healthcare: the second in a series of workshops that explore the issues of self-management of long term conditions by individuals and communities operating in the system of healthcare. The workshop topic sits within the realm of systemic design in