Bonsai have long been respected in the ancient art of Feng Shui for their abilit to draw life energies into a room, sharing them gladly with all who pass through. As a focus of sight, conversation, and living forces, a Bonsai can quickly spread joy and contentment to all who see it. Like Bonsai , an ImaginariumXR also intends to draw life and imaginative energies into a community with the intention of sharing ideas and energy in a regenerative spirit.
Community of Practice
A community of practice is a group of people who “share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
We are a global network of practitioners coming together from different contexts to bring the work of regeneration to life through principles, frameworks, and a living systems approach and design.
We do have the capability to effect dramatic change, but we’re failing because we’ve largely allowed our most critical tool to languish: human imagination. As defined by social reformer John Dewey, imagination is the ability to look at things as if they could be otherwise. The ability, that is, to ask What if? And if there was ever a time when we needed that ability, it is now.
We need a call to action to reclaim and unleash our collective imagination, told through the stories of individuals and communities around the world who are doing it now, as we speak, and witnessing often rapid and dramatic change for the better. (Rob Hopkins)
Regenerative development is the process of harmonizing human activities with the continuing evolution of life on our planet–a process that also develops our own potential as humans. As an approach in practice, it seeks to enable human communities to come back into life-giving alignment with the natural living systems that support them.
Regenerative begins with the premise that human beings and human activities have the potential to nourish and support the myriad ecological systems that they touch–and that realizing this potential is a pathway to restoring the health and abundance of human cultures and economies.
The creation of the Center for Extended Reality Futures will identify and make available abundant resources, processes and innovative community development features that could never be affordably or safely made available or successfully maintained/updated in a physical facility.
The digital and virtual environment is only limited by the imagination of the community and the community’s access to the operational technology. It must be communicated that this virtual environment is not meant to replace the value and use of physical facilities, face to face engagement or community citizen participation. However, if this technology is used to permit and facilitate engagement safely (during pandemic restrictions and constraints) and in ways that could not occur in the physical environment or at the scale permitted in the digital world, it can enhance, extend and supplant the physical world and exist in a parallel manner.