Place Corps Friday Digest: Non-Fixity
As the sun begins to set a bit earlier each day, we are reveling in the last bright, golden days of October with many mugs of tea and deep breaths of crisp air.
This past week, we scoured over seasonal planting schedules and marveled at astronomical patterns in the IMA Grow session. We dove more deeply into reflection on house governance, individual and collective values.
Also this week, we began a deep conversation on Oral History with Suzanne Snider, considering the generative relationship that is possible when the right questions are asked. All after a warm bowl of french onion soup, of course!
Next week, we are looking forward to diving more deeply into the theory and practices of Oral History with a day-long training with Suzanne on campus from 10am to 6pm. We are also looking forward to a weekend full of opportunities to dye fabric with black walnuts, and learn about actionable responses to climate change during the Schumacker lecture series.
Our word for this week is NON-FIXITY. How can we keep ourselves in a state of evolution? How can we move from the extremes of rigidity and chaos, towards a steady stream of integration? How might this show up in the systems that live all around us, and in the ones that we create?
"By taking action when you're lonely, by changing your responses to failure, by protecting your self-esteem, by battling negative thinking, you won't just heal your psychological wounds, you will build emotional resilience, you will thrive."
― Guy Winch