Sunday, 17 March 2024, 17:00 – 20:00 CET
When Phoebe Tickell speaks about morality, she’s not just speaking about a set of rules that declare what is good or bad. She is inviting us to bring into presence a whole new world. Moral imaginations is “collective imagining to increase radical kinship with the human and more-than-human worlds, present, past and future.” And in this 3-hour online dialogue event, we will engage with Phoebe in exercising our imaginations to envision what this could be.
Most of us realize that we live in systems that often feel deeply wrong to us—wrong values, destructive of the things we care about. The entire demand for businesses to grow and grow and grow means that many of them are ongoingly extracting resources, destroying habitats, and causing species extinctions. Daily we take part in activities that have consequences that betray what we care most about. But what to do? That’s where imagination becomes so critical. As philosopher Slavoj Žižek said, it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism...or any of the systems we are caught in. The point being that the systems that govern our world and are leading to planetary crisis are difficult to imagine differently. Even the imagination industries of movies and TV offer us endless, repetitive disasters and apocalypses. Imagining the future as not dystopian and actually possible is the first step toward something new and vital. That’s why Phoebe calls herself an imagination activist. She helps catalyze the amazing human faculty of imagination as an essential part of changing the world
In this evolve LIVE online event, Phoebe invites us to imagine together the truly moral and life affirming futures we want to shape. Join us on Sunday, March 17, from 17:00 to 20:00 Central Europe Time. (For the time at your location, please check World Time Buddy.)
Combining scientific expertise with systems thinking, Phoebe works across sectors to design solutions for a more sustainable future. She has co-founded organizations addressing education, food systems, and collective intelligence. Her training in biology shapes her approach to governance, organizations, and even personal development.
Currently, she designs learning programs, facilitates groups, and catalyzes new networks. She's a certified Warm Data Lab host and advisor to the International Bateson Institute, promoting new ways of understanding interdependence. A vocal advocate for decentralized governance, she co-founded the DGov Foundation and is a member of Enspiral.
Recognized as a leading systems thinker, Phoebe lectures and speaks globally, sharing her unique perspectives on complex challenges.
Phoebe Tickell ist Biologin, Systemdenkerin und war in der Organisationsentwicklung tätig, beriet Regierungen, Bildungsorganisationen und den Lebensmittel- und Landwirtschaftssektor.
Activist, researcher, journalist, emergent dialogue practitioner, and transformative educator, Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., calls herself a “gender futurist,” for her lifelong interest in our core identities and the unfolding of culture. Her New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Mother Daughter Revolution, was based on groundbreaking research conducted with Dr. Carol Gilligan at Harvard University. For the past decade, she has been an editor of evolve Magazin, a German-language quarterly, where she writes feature articles on gender. Elizabeth has been sought as an expert commentator by major media outlets in the U.S. and abroad (including NPR, Good Morning America, and Oprah). She served as Academic Director of the Master of Arts program in Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute, and has taught at Harvard University and the New School for Social Research. For over thirty years, she has been engaged in discovering and exploring the potentials of collective emergence. With her partner, Dr. Thomas Steininger, she has developed a dialogical process of “Emergent Interbeing,” that enables us to co-consciously engage with differences to create unexpected synergies. Through the platform of evolve World, she, Thomas, and their team of practitioners seek, in some small but meaningful way, to catalyze islands of coherence in a fragmented world. Through events such as the 24-hour online vigil One World Bearing Witness, she is helping to bring sacred activism into the global digital age. She lives in Frankfurt, Germany, and is working on a book about interbeing and emergence.