Episode 14: Integral Theory and Geography (part 3)

In this final part of my conversation with geographer Dr. Brian Eddy, we explore both the challenges and opportunities in bringing integral perspectives into the world. Realizing that the world is complex and unpredictable, we must train ourselves to constantly learn and adapt to new circumstances.  We discuss some of the challenges involved in working with people who see things differently, or who might not be interested in an integral approach or any kind of integration at all! If that is the case, how then can we best facilitate a process where multiple perspectives can be included and integrated? Here Brian offers some suggestions for integral practitioners on the importance of communicating integral concepts in multiple ways depending upon circumstances of the people involved, and the context in which it is being applied.

Liste to part one and part two of our conversation.

NB! We strongly recommend reviewing the figures provided below when following our conversation. You might want to print them out, or you can open big versions of the pictures by clicking the images on this page.

If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here.

Episode links:

Brian Eddy (CV)
Integral Geography: Space, Place, and Perspective (academic paper)
AQAL Topology — An Introduction to Integral Geography and Spatiality (academic paper)
Marylin Hamilton

Integral Cities
Spiral Dynamics
Barret Brown


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James Alexander Arnfinsen (34) er lærer og arbeider i Osloskolen. Han har bred erfaring innenfor dialogbasert prosessledelse, nærværstrening og konflikthåndtering. Ta kontakt med James på følgende adresse: james.arnfinsen @ gmail.com
James Alexander Arnfinsen (redaktør)
James Alexander Arnfinsen (34) is a teacher, his subjects being geography, religious studies and sports science. He is currently working as a teacher in Oslo, Norway. In his spare time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art.