In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
It goes on. ~ Robert Frost
Welcome to Sourced Design!
This online curriculum is open source and accessible to anyone interested in putting vitality at the front and center of their lives and communities. The curriculum explores the Sourced Design principles and includes resources for those who wish to pursue further study of this life giving design.
Disconnection from life is at the root of the dominant cultural design. It is time to move from surviving to thriving. When we wake up to the gift of our lives, it is up to take care of the vulnerability of that new awareness; especially in a dominant culture that won't.
Sourced Design seeks to offer something purposefully different by putting connection to life, and care of it, at the center of the model. This is not a new way but an ancient one; best practiced by the vulnerable and marginalized in our culture who in order to survive an inhospitable culture, must live in ways that connect and take care of life.
Creating and sharing a cultural model of connection takes commitment, wisdom rooted in indigenous cultural ways, a prototype of the model, and a global network to scale. This design is informed by years of experimentation at Springhouse and by the work of many before us. Sourced Design is beginning to show promise in creating vital communities beyond the prototype; giving rise to a thriving culture of people around the world committed to growing vitality in a world that needs it.
The curriculum is organized in the following sections:
Introduction to Vitality-Centered Design
Sourced Design Principles
- Take care of vulnerability
- Cultivate personhood
- Build beloved community
- Respect the wisdom of the Earth
- Love and serve others