Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference - Janet Newbury, Ph.D.

Community Building Practices that Attend to Difference – Janet Newbury, Ph.D.

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How do we participate in community building practices in ways that attend to difference? Ways that are genuinely committed to consider power relations and how they play out when working amidst differences? Attending to such interactions opens us to surprises, and adjusts our ideas and practices. What we encounter in community can shift our perspectives and impact the relationships with ourselves and others.
What is Transmaterial Worlding and Why Pay Attention? - Gail Simon, Ph.D. and Leah Salter, Ph.D.

What is Transmaterial Worlding and Why Pay Attention? – Gail Simon, Ph.D. and Leah Salter, Ph.D.

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Transmaterial worlding provokes us to pay attention. Once we start to realize that we are merely co-inhabitors of this world, we awaken to the notion we are making it or breaking it with each breath we take, each word we utter, and each action we take. The human species as all powerful and in control is a social-cultural construct. Globally right now, we need to listen differently to the distinct parts of the world and understand that other matter is also communicating. Humans need de-centering and de-throning from our illusion of being in control of the world.