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Just because the world is complex, it doesn’t mean things have to feel complicated…

Animate Arts offers a selection of interactive workshops intended to teach people to balance better between their analytical and intuitive ways of making sense of the world. We live in a complex universe. As we have evolved with complexity, on some level we intuitively understand it. If we can learn better to tap this rich understanding then decision making in complex situations can be beter attuned to the dynamics at play.

Complexity is different to complicatedness, complex dynamics arise spontaneously, without effort. On the other hand, to create/understand a complicated design can require much intellectual skill and effort. Both of these are valuable things in the world, however, our educational institutions tend to focus only on developing our analytical and rational faculties. These workshops are designed to help you develop those faculties in yourself that allow you to better see complexity for what it is and to learn how to work with it more easily.

In these workshops you will be guided through some of the scientific insights in the field of complex adaptive systems. We then go on to practical improvisational and meditational exercises where we explore how we can better make sense of complex situations and  take better decisions within them.

Animate Arts Graphic 13introduction to complexity

This one day workshop gives and overview and taste tester of material from the next two workshops below. We’ll explore various aspects of chaos and complexity and expereince nonlinear ways of being.

Animate Arts Graphic 10the art of direct perception

This one day workshop guides participants into ways of ‘seeing’ that can facilitate new perspectives on living systems.

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Animate Arts Graphic 1experiencing complex systems

This one day workshop works specifically with the dynamics of complex dynamical systems, exploring how well your attitudes and habits of mind support you in living in a complex world.

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Click here to view some of the handouts that go with these workshops, or click here to view a longer document that outlines many of the theoretical concepts covered in the workshops in more detail.

 

NEW PILOT WORKSHOPS:

In the last half of 2014 Sophia was very busy refining and building on her workshop series. As a result she now has some new workshops on offer which she will be testing out in the coming months. She will be offering these at a greatly reduced monetary cost, but she will be asking from you that you fill in a evaluation form online and be willing to receive one follow up phone call from her for further feedback if necessary. Click on the image below that matches the city you are interested in to learn more.

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