How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
Found you on Google, November 2012. Gathering resources for students in the Masters in Design for Social Innovation program at SVA in New York, where I teach part-time. Great resource, kindred spirits, happy to find you.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
Experienced practitioner, first in context of a long practice in design, ethnographic research, and strategy in the corporate world. Now extending our practice to engage with situations that are primarily social and full of systems complexity. Marrying methods like those discussed here with those drawn from design, research, and management practices.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
Mostly organizational questions related to the culture -- the relationships and conversations -- that produce decisions, strategy and design. But increasingly expanding to all kinds of social and systems situations.
Welcome to the Art of Hosting community, Marc! Glad to see you here! Please post a photo when you can so we can really "see" you here. Then join in with all the conversations. You'll find plenty of resources here, too, to help you deepen your practice. And the more you add to your profile, the more the community can learn from you and share with you. You might also want to touch base with the NYC community: Nancy Egan, Kelly McGowan and Martin Siesta.