The Emergence Network organizes and hosts two to three Kairos Un/Learning Exchanges each year. Periodically, we extend an open call throughout our networks and beyond to invite folks already exploring what it means to live and practice post-activism (whether they use that language or not). As a community, we pay attention to resonant interests and practices that create the conditions for deep connection and powerful un/learning experiences for both the visiting and hosting groups, as well as for our wider communities. Using participatory methodologies, we co-design and host these exchanges in which a visiting group from one place in the world comes to live with and work alongside another community for several weeks at a time. Kairos, at its core, is an invitation to “make sanctuary,” to reweave ourselves with telluric kin, to decenter the human figure, to break open the exclusivity and racism of clock time, to nurture our collective capacities to ask new questions, to notice our collective fragility in terms of how we often respond to complicated dilemmas, and to find other ways of crossing divides.
If you’d like to initiate a conversation about a visit or talk about what we can do together, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.