How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
I had been using circle, Open Space, and World Cafe for some years in my work with community development in Latin America and urban engagement in Halifax. I was introduced to family of AoH practices in 2008 and got more involved when I had the opportunity to participate in part of Authentic Leadership in Action in 2009. In February 2010, I helped organise an AoH for youth social entrepreneurs across Europe in Karlskrona. I am attracted to it because of the depth of practice, the learning community that is emerging and growing, and the experience of using processes for personal and collective meaning and transformation. I am inspired by the huge potential for inner and outer/ local to global deepening, synergising, and catalyzing the great transition.
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)
I am a practitioner helping to organise and host training sessions. I strive to live the work in all aspects of my life. I bring AoH processes and learnings into my work with public engagement/ sustainable development/ social entrepreneurship/ placemaking.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
* Sustainability * Community Building and Transformation, * Collective Intelligence * Social Enterprise * Collaborative Arts * Urban Design * PlaceMaking * Experiential learning journeys *
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
dancing/ yoga/ public art/ urban exploring / rural relaxing / cooking & savouring with friends/ resilience/ illuminating ways forward/ cross-pollinating ideas and people/ social enterprise experimentation and development
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Hi Sophia! Hope you are well! Here is the e-mail of my friend Josh (permaculture -Halifax) firstname.lastname@example.org I told you about. I think there is potential of meaningfull conversation between you guys! I would love to be more active with the AoH as an apprendice if it is possible! Best, Natasha
Great to see you here - it also reminds me that I have at least a couple of unanswered messages from you - I will have look and be in touch. Hope you are doing fabulously and hope you find this space useful and will help keeping it alive and vibrant.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to drop me a line.