we are all about the raw and largely untapped power of people and the many acts of collective beauty of all shapes and sizes that are possible from this unending reservoir of pure human energy. It’s a serious trip.
our dream is a world where everyone’s basic human needs are met and everyone who wants to has the opportunity to contribute their part to the collaborative masterpiece called life.
we use all the creative arts, responsible economics, and loads of experiments, to learn how best to harness and deploy this precious, untapped potential as a force for good in our lives and the world.
jac & maya
Artist activist. Dog lover. Nomad. Professional sleeper. Grew up in Paris, Scotland, Bali. International and home schooled. Passionate about theatre-making; global citizenship; multimedia production; social transformation, and everything about the natural world.
2nd year student at Central St. Martins studying Performance Design and Practice.
Canadian Scottish Sri Lankan. On the path between human potential, global citizenship, and system re-design. Student of consciousness, responsible business, and NEW living. Totally in love with pretty much everything.
Previously Bain & Co., MIT Sloan, and LSE. Mum to Fin, Caelin, and Maya. Now based between the literally magic wonderland of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a small village in rural Bali, Indonesia (with four dogs and a number of important bugs).
At our hq in Bali we start and finish much of our work in the midst of some pretty potent creative energy. Here we host learning experiences, make things, and play in the creative chaos. We also house a wide array of support services for our members and anyone else who needs something. None of this would be possible without our amazing team who we love, respect, and care for very deeply. This is our family.
huge shout out to:
Kathryn Driscoll | Sara Mononen | Sarah Ball | Rebecca Penrose | Elena Rizal | Naomi Solomon | Anna Healey | Fin Ross Russell | Yana Tumakova | Saerah Suyasa | Georgina Massouraki | Chris Silver | Sarah Goldsmith | Nuria Boj | Juan Jose Avila Sanchez | Effie Pechlivani | Sergio Lopez Cerron | Neus Ramos Munne | Maider Ibarra Rodriguez | Songze Wu | Aiva Storostnieka | Ane Arenaza | Naia Arias Larreategui | Amaia Larranaga | Manuel Loeffler | Pauline Millet | Irati Andono | Radina Atanasova | Sarya Wu | Ruthelise Snowe | Heeyoung Park | Bettina Van Meter
and to the thousands of brave, open minded people from all over the world who have taken the time to talk, help, create things, correct things, attend our events, join a performance, and contribute so much to our experiments and the insights they have uncovered.
Our ideas are based on the power of the world’s ancient wisdom combined with the potential of modern economics to make things better for all of us.
We believe this change starts from within – our connection to ourselves, nature, and people. We promote many ways to increase this connection based on practices taken from 2000 years of ancient wisdom and 100 years of alternative learning.
Grounded in these connections we revisited the possibilities of business as a force for good in the world.
We based this approach on a thorough strategic overview of what’s been going on in business and the global economy over the last twenty or thirty years and how this has contributed to a world that isn’t really working for most people.
Specifically, we focused on what was needed to turn our perpetually growing, one-size-fits-all, money-based system that unsustainably benefitted a few into a more circular, self-regulating one, where more people could pursue their passions, be good custodians of the earth, and contribute to a world that works for everyone.
To enable this magic, our structure is flexible. The people and companies we work with ebb and flow at will. Our good human skills lead the way.
What connects this team is our willingness to use our uniquely individual talents to collaboratively serve the something-bigger-than-ourselves to which we all belong
and in doing so, make our contribution to the possibility of all of us having what we each need to survive and thrive on this magnificent planet.
We believe the time is now for making this happen for all of us. Some of us will contribute more to this endeavour and others less. Some will find the entire idea of the need for this change to be irrelevant. What matters is the choice. Every effort no matter how big or small really does count. We look forward to welcoming you to ours.