So what is it? This is a “videoconference;” it looks like little squares on a screen, you among them. Most people are surprised at how “real” it feels.
The call is hosted by myself and the excellent Vihra Dincheva
The “wordie” image above is one that Gordon made of the April 12, 2018 call. I invited some comments from participants and you can see them below! Here’s a picture of the group:
Before each call, Vihra and Andrew talk online (Andrew in Canada, she in Bulgaria) and see what is alive for us. That tends to influence where the call goes. It’s an emergent space in which we allow whatever needs to come forth to do so. Sometimes we call it UNPLANNING.
Come see what’s alive in the next call. Calls can be small, like above, or big. But even when big they tend to be “intimate,” since we can break down into small groups to get more air time.
The call time is 1pm Eastern, 5pm UTC (in the UK) and 6pm CET (Berlin). Lab members receive the link to call in. Subscribe at the top of the page to join!
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How this particular group started!
Art of Hosting is an international movement sharing practices for hosting Conversations that Matter.
Andrew (who’d been offering calls for some years) attended a three-day training AoH in Karlskrona, Sweden in the spring of 2017. Since Karlskrona the wonderful Vihra Dincheva , based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and I have been hosting a bi-weekly group to move forward those who want to use online technology for hosting their own calls. (That’s Vihra in the middle of the top row!) The group is now open to anyone with an idea, project or challenge they want to take to the next level. It’s an “incubation chamber” for what’s alive for evolutionary you, a place to practice. It’s also a place for “unplanning” and to let the new and unexpected show up for us. It often does!
Lately the group has been playful and experimental, exploring the we-space in the moment.
You can join us the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at 19:00 CET and 13:00 Eastern time. Subscribers receive the login details.
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