#culturalsustainability

A esperança é um estado incondicional

A esperança é um estado incondicional
    São muitas as vezes em que nossos sonhos individuais ou coletivos foram esmagados pela realidade. Nesses momentos, a chama da esperança tende a diminuir, até quase se apagar. Qual é o limite da esperança? O quanto suportamos cultiva-la, diante das adversidades? Para sustentar a esperança, é preciso diferenciá-la de expectativa. A expectativa de que nosso candidato ganhe as eleições, quando não cumprida, gera frustração que, por sua vez, pode levar à raiva destrutiva – que, então, pode se expressar de forma ativa (vingança, retaliação) ou passiva (desistência, apatia)...
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What I learned from taking a Cultural Sustainability Intro Class – and how that changed me

What I learned from taking a Cultural Sustainability Intro Class – and how that changed me
Since the beginning of my work career, nearly 20 years ago, I never thought of myself as an academic researcher. I started as a reporter, moved to be a social educator, then a social entrepreneur and finally understood I had a personal purpose, related to the development of sustainable leaders and cultures, and that I could express this purpose in many ways. Ways that included many of the previous things I had done, plus some new ones, like coaching and consulting, and even informal – but never academical – research. However, after many years working focused on my purpose, I felt the ur...
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Cultural Sustainability: facing the challenges of establishing a new field

Cultural Sustainability: facing the challenges of establishing a new field
    Cultural Sustainability is a new and emergent field and, as so, it is not established in the world as a “dominant” field. Which means that those very words (Cultural Sustainability) and all the work and theory that they contain, have the risk of: Being dismissed, unvalued, discredited and even made fun of and, because of that, becoming a marginal field, with little impact on the larger social system.   Being appropriated by the current dominant system, in a way that is transformed uniquely in a commodity to generate profit, or in a “green-wash” theory ...
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Cultural Sustainability as a visible field – let’s do this together?

Cultural Sustainability as a visible field – let’s do this together?
  After years working to contribute to the development of leaderships and organizations to incorporate sustainability as a key concept of their worldviews, I felt it was time to take this work to a next level. Being very entrepreneurial, my career built its foundation on actions. Now, I needed to take time to reflect upon everything I had been doing. After some research, I found out about Goucher College’s Master in Cultural Sustainability, to which I applied and was admitted. It is a fantastic program, that has been challenging me intellectually and, also, to take new, powerful...
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