Societal change with great impact in history was often born in a few pioneer’s heads in a small living room or private kitchen. Sometimes in elegant salons accompanied by heavy clouds of cigar smoke, sometimes in the cluttered space of an artist’s studio with a group of intellectuals gathered around a kitchen table spending the night in discussions, poetry recitation and spontaneous musical interludes. All kind of resistance movements happened in private homes.
It seems to us that especially for bold, courageous transformations, for disruptive societal innovation the intimacy of a private space is a most valuable ingredient.
We spent a day with pioneering heads and souls right in some of Berlin’s private living rooms. Three tracks of workshops, interactive talks, experimental sessions and artistic happenings gave us inspiration and hands on support for our creative challenges.
Impressions from Participants about the Transformation Festival in Berlin
Tea and coffee and a Culture-Change-Bag with surprises with a personal map for the day to find your livigrooms.
introduction * orientation * getting to know the group * moderation: Nils Cornelissen
Change: why it comes naturally, easily and how to embrace it without feeling the blow. Read more…
Words are a powerful instrument – get to know exercises and techniques which can help to bring about positive change within yourself and your social environment. Read more…
Sweat your way through the phases of human development and achieve a bodily understanding of the evolution of consciousness. Read more…
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman Read more…
Exploration of ones own relationship to money and fundraising strategies. Read more…
What can nature and evolution teach us about the evolutionary development of organisations and individuals? Read more…
Dr. Klaus-Stephan Otto
Simple stress-relieving, energising exercises for lasting transformation. Read more…
A city walkabout is an invitation to give time and space to important personal issues of your own and find unexpected answers.Read more…
Join Art Monastery Co-Founder and Abbess Betsy McCall and learn how to design your own transformational ceremony. Read more…
System constellations: self-orientation in a changing world. Read more…
How can we ensure that our morning coffees-to-go no longer produce waste in Berlin?
How an arrow pointing at your throat can help you overcome your limitations. Read more…
Retain your capacity to act in a climate of crisis. Read more…
Impuls – Agentur für angewandte Utopien e.V.
Florin Feldman, Benjamin Kafka, Henrike Lindemann.
Haus der Sinne, Ystader Str. 10
Have a look at the artistic harvest of the day, learn what the workshop hosts can offer beyond the festival and take advantage of our inspiring personality-exchange-service.
Party wit flamboyant dancing, live music, heureka footbath lounge, Mama’s counseling kitchen for strong changemakers, swarm intelligent writers’ corner, transformation performance and surprises.
Transformation fängt bei einem selbst an – und bei den Veranstaltungsformaten, mit und in denen wir uns begegnen. Das Transformation Festival geht da neue Wege, die auf alte Pfade führen: in privaten Wohnzimmern beherbergt zu werden für kurze, spannende Workshops, das ist eine schlichte und ergreifende Idee. Die Lernen und Kennenlernen ermöglicht. Mehr davon!
Playful, joyful, helpful Friends for ever!
Diese Lebendigkeit, die ich wahrgenommen hab, sowohl in mir als auch um mich herum, empfinde ich als ein sehr wichtiges Element zur Transformation.
Ich bin zutiefst dankbar, dass Visionautik und IPTL es möglich machen, dass so viele kraftvolle und visionäre Persönlichkeiten zusammen kommen und den Wandlungsideen austauschen. Auf diese Weise geben wir uns Kraft und es wird fühlbar, dass wir nicht allein sind.
Die Hosting Transformation Days sind ein Experimentierfeld für Innovation und Begegnung bei denen man mit spannenden Menschen aus ganz Europa Zukunft leben kann.
Impressions from Participants about Hosting Transformation Days in Berlin
19.-25.09.2016 in Italy and 06.-12.03.2017 in Poland
The target group of this training is primarily people who already work as facilitators/leaders with different groups and/or different topics (e.g. teachers, moderators, consultants, trainers, managers…), who want to add competencies regarding hosting (social) innovation to their personal or professional portfolio. This workshop is for people who
-aim to be quick and effective problem solvers.
-want to implement an innovation attitude in their organization.
-dare to face challenges that cannot be solved by traditional approaches.
-help their learners to think out of the box.
-want to live a wide awake lifestyle of creativity and curiosity.
Get inspired by insights from the Hosting Innovation Training we held in Italy together with The Art Monastery Project, Plenum & Fundacja Sendzimira
Sylvia Brenzel is co-founder and managing partner of plenum (www.plenum.at), mainly in charge of the educational programs. She initiated the first CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)-Course in Austria, co-founded the Pioneers of Change (www.pioneersofchange.at) and was identified by Ashoka & FAS Research to be one of the most important change makers in Austria. She is certified coach and trainer and has accompanied more than 300 social innovation projects (profit and non-profit sector).
Agnieszka Czachowska is an architect and certified trainer, graduate of Ashoka’s Academy of Social Innovators. Organizer of many participation processes in field of public spaces and initiator of local and international educational workshops for adults, youth and children. She is member of Sendzimir Foundation Council (www.sendzimir.org.pl), where she promotes environmental education. Award-winner in the area of architecture and sustainability.
Jutta Goldammer is co-founder, managing partner and trainer of the Visionautik Akademie (www.visionautik.de) that helps social innovators, visionaries and entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Since 2001 she’s been working as certified organizational developer and facilitator with creative teams and startups in the profit and non-profit sector. For more than 15 years she has experimented with innovation methods combining influences from arts, theatre, systemic and business approaches unconventionally turning an innovation process into a playful and sensual experience.
Betsy McCall is Abbess and Co-Founder of the Art Monastery. Garnering degrees from Yale University and San Francisco Art Institute, Betsy’s large-scale pattern-based drawings and videos have been exhibited from San Francisco and New York to Amsterdam and Rome. In July 2013, she co-published, edited and illustrated the book „Hosting Transformation: Stories from the Edge of Changemaking“ along with other members of the International Partnership for Transformative Learning. She has been organizing Artmonk Retreats and workshops since 2007 (http://www.artmonastery.org).