Precarious Global Condition
State of the world
There’s no point reading on if you are not aware of, concerned, and active in dealing with the global condition. Not much needs to be said here that you don’t know: environmental degradation, political instability, suspect economic. Whatever we are aware of, however we describe it, fundamentally the effect of humanity is visible in environmental degradation. It is widely acknowledged we need to organise ourselves in new ways, but our current political and economic structures are part of the problem. We need fundamental change.
The global condition is considered to be a ‘wicked’ level problem (Churchman 1967), combining complex and complicated (Anderson 2014), with pervasive and changeable conditions. It’s worse than that, it’s a mess of messes (Ackoff 1979). And it is our mess. The approach taken here is to explore, provide and practice alternative fundamental methods across multiple systems, which bring us back to a more human relationality.