Conclusions - The place where we got tired of thinking
Something has indeed happened. The Liberating Structures Global Gathering has concluded in a wave of dynamic incompleteness. It involved the authoring of multiple micro-tragedies, meta-musicals, and molar-comedies all wrapped in the collaborative drama of people from around the world exploring their ways forward towards a wider, thicker, and unflattened understanding of LS and its many diverse forms of practice.
There is the memory of songs sung, of an ephemaroll, garbage walk, and detritus swim. There is the residual sensation of metabolic rearrangement, weird asymmetries, and non-linear connections that will continue to unfold. There is the gratitude that comes with departure and the certainty that the future will creatively destroy our understanding of the present.
If you are looking for the tiniest sense of what the Global Gathering was like we suggest the following options:
- Take a look at the Marketspace. This lists all of the sessions that were offered during the global gathering, who organized them, and, in some cases, the materials used or outputs generated.
- Visit the Flickr account of Global Gathering photographer, Lisanne Lentink, to see glimpses of the action unfolding.
- Join Slack and check out the #globalgathering channel or make your way through #lsgg2019 on Twitter.
- Dig into the social network map compiled by Jim Best and reach out to anyone you might be interested in connecting with. You can also add yourself to it.
- Join in a virtual sessions being organized by Susanne Taylor and Lucas Cioffi to hear first-hand accounts of the Global Gathering. Details can be discerned here. It'll be on April 8th 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 6pm CET.