The purpose of this short paper is to suggest a different paradigm for an increased alignment between Donors, Agents of Change (AOC) who are often NGOs and Beneficiaries, which ultimately is likely to be more authentic, more effective and more durable.
Thursday, 06 September 2012 17:27
posted by Mats Larsson
I just had to make a comment in regard to this, which I think is very, very disturbing indeed!
....it is precisely because Integral has had a first person focus on
theory rather than a second person focus on conversation, meaning,
values and culture that how power should be used in our community has
gone undiscussed - at least in the more ‘official’ forums - and has
often not been handled well. A discussion on power, whom should have it,
how it is allocated, validated and substantiated, and how it gets used
is another story and another conversation the Integral community needs
to have sometime soon. I like to work on the basis that most people
operate in good faith and that bad outcomes are generally the result of
mistakes. If, though, we agree that something is a mistake, then any
continued use of the sort of approach would constitute, in my books, an
abuse of power....
It's interesting that this comment seemed to shut down the discussion...
Peter Buchanan proposes that Integral Theory and AQAL become the centerpiece of the educational paradigm shift in Architecture.
The blog blurb introducing the essay on Education (September issue):
Detached from the ferment of epochal change, the groves of academe are
failing to engage with current critical realities. Education for
architects must be radically reconsidered, through a new, more fully
human paradigm that engages with society and culture