|Your Name||Jeniffer Heemann|
|Cohort Assignment||Europe Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 2|
|1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?|
At this stage of my life, my primary work is to further develop myself, becoming a person more connected to nature and to my community, so that I can work with the community, inspiring people to transform themselves and live in harmony with nature. For that, I would like to tap into the 4 ways of knowing (Jung): thinking, feeling, sensation, and intuition. Therefore, not only learning new concepts and tools (related to thinking), but also re-learning how to listen to the other ways of knowing.
|2. What role do you see as yours to play?|
I see my role as someone who brings people together to connect ideas and trigger relevant discussions that can lead to new ways of thinking and being. I would also like to bring people closer to nature, and nature closer to people.
|3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?|
My aims are to:
|4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?|
Become more connected to nature and learn from nature
|5. And for professional growth?|
Develop complex/system thinking
|6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?|
I have invested a lot of time and energy in self-learning about placemaking, cities for people, and sustainability to create projects in Brazil focused on improving public spaces in a collaborative manner. I also invested money in an MSc program on Urban Management and Development, where I learned about complex cities, governance, networks, and policymaking, and also invested time researching climate action planning in cities. In the last couple of years, I also invested time in self-learning about complex thinking and regenerative leadership.
|7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?|
1. Complexity, Edgar Morin - for explaining complex thinking, showing how Western paradigms follow a mechanist logic, characterized by simplicity (partial view, focused on the part), binary oppositions or dualisms (either/or logic), separation and specialization, field --> topic logic. It is focused on technology and behavioural/individual perspectives and has influenced other areas of life.
|8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?|
Oh wow, that's a big one! Let me try it:
|Date Created||August 29, 2023|