Being seen and seeing through PARBeing seen and seeing through PAR With Recrear A poem, kinda A new language undefined by words but rather by presence. An experience of the senses beyond the restrictive probing, prodding and fickleness of one world ways of knowing and being. A thick descriptive knowing, with body, with heart and with mind. A being [...]
Who are the people we go to in times of need?During the Magnify experience, there have been a couple of instances of understanding and deep connection with somebody else that have left me feeling a little sad. I am not sad at the connection in that moment; that makes me feel great. I am sad that I have had to carve out two weeks [...]
Meet this year’s RecrearMagnify CrewRecrearMagnify is starting this Sunday! We are super excited to bring together a group of extraordinary practitioners from all over the world. For two weeks we will be answering together the question: "How do I recognise and facilitate the personal transformation necessary for me to belong to an organisation or system that feels alive and [...]
The ghost of incoherence – Whose knowledge is it anyways?
It took me a few weeks to digest the experience of attending the ‘Global Assembly of Knowledge Democracy’ organized by the Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA). Something about the conference did not feel right, but I initially could not put words to it. I recognized that I felt out of place in the […]
Why we are taking a Magnify sabbatical
It’s our 7th year, and we are taking a Magnify sabbatical For six years in a row, we’ve had the great honor of holding space for social innovators from all over the world during our two-week annual conference. 2017 will be a sabbatical year for RecrearMagnify. We will be taking a year off to regenerate and […]
As I write this, I am sitting in a funky hostel in Cali, Colombia… When I arrived this afternoon, my eyes got caught up by a dozen bright coloured string on the floor. Next to them, two girls seemed really focused on making cool looking objects. I sit next to them on the floor, […]
Stuck in an elevator 16 people – What would you do?
Imagine 16 people leaving a house party at 2 AM where everyone has had enough drinks to be at least tipsy, and then getting stuck in a 3 m² elevator at basement level with no cellphone signal – what would you do? It started with jokes and selfies, but slowly anxiety set in as the […]
Dear Loved Colleagues, I remember the day I learnt what I was going to be growing up. It was July 2009 and I was walking the streets of Nablus, West Bank (Palestine). I had spent the day doing a photography workshop in Askar refugee camp: the sun was setting with all of its stunning lights, […]
Magnify 2015 – A thank you poem by Barnabas
Barnabas’ goodbye poem. Play the audio here:[divider] To thank you all for such a wonderful time, I thought I would try to write up a rhyme An Instagram Jesus, Chris you must be, Silent, lovely, and strong was how you struck me! Passion, eyes flashing fire express all what you mean, Dayam! Yolanda […]
Flash of luck
Have you ever felt that you were in the right place at the right time for NO particular reason? That feeling that goes through your body and makes you aware of all the possibilities. I have always thought we have our own say over our lives, and even if some things happen for a reason, […]