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Nora Bateson in London - special event, 24 May 2012

Steps to an ecology of conversation


An exploration of the word and the world

with Nora Bateson


Mark McKergow (Centre for Solutions Focus at Work)

Greg Fisher (Synthesis)

Cath Greenwood (Unicorn Theatre)

Alex Steele (Improwise) 

Thursday 24 May 2012,

Unicorn Theatre (John Lyon room), 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ


"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think."

Gregory Bateson


Nora Bateson's award-winning film 'An ecology of mind' has rekindled awareness of the work of her father, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist Gregory Bateson.  Nora's work shows, from a very personal perspective, how Bateson’s way of thinking reveals practical approaches to the enormous challenges confronting the human race and the natural world.  


Nora Bateson presents viewers not only with an intellectually challenging and inspiring work of art, but also with a glimpse of evanescent hope.”

Marilyn Wedge – Huffington Post


Following a sell-out series of showings in the UK and around the world, this workshop is a unique opportunity to explore how Bateson's ideas on information and connectedness are developing into the current context.  Come and join conversations about:


  • What’s an ‘ecology’ of conversation?
  • Decision making in a complex world
  • New developments in enactive cognition
  • The role of improvisation in conversation and life
  • Education, theatre and enaction
  • What DOES it mean to ‘change the way we think’?


...Plus whatever conversations YOU would like to bring. 


We can promise science, music, film, people, conversation and participation – all around the thinking of Gregory Bateson.  'An Ecology Of Mind' will be shown as a curtain-raiser to the day. 


 "For me, watching Nora Bateson’s film was overwhelming”  Resurgence Magazine


 Places are limited to 30. Tickets are £59 +VAT and include lunch and refreshments. 

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