The Skill of the Future
An Interview with Nora Bateson

May 5, 2018

Interview by
Joanna Harcourt-Smith

In this week’s episode Nora Bateson speaks with Joanna about: exploring the tension between settlement and migration; looking at the extreme polarization and fear we are experiencing; deep inquiry about possibilities; our participation in drawing boundaries in the collective ideascape; how to be part of the system’s change…?; the skill of the future; the relationship between learning and change; dignity is a shared experience; longing for new ways of living our interdependence; the willingness to enjoy the beauty of life and carry its pain.

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improver our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016, is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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