Your NameTeja Rot
Cohort AssignmentEurope Summer-Fall 2023, Cohort 1
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

I’m urban innovator, architect of peace and interdisciplinary artist, contributing towards open future commons, building solutions together with global communities, improving the livelihood of spaces through architectural interventions. I’m interested and engaging with interconnection of art and nature, prototyping and co-creation of ecological art strategies with local community members and experimenting with everyday urbanism, artistic scenarios and new urban forms. I am also head of international relations at the Slovene Union of University Women, dedicated to promoting the women's place in the world through a culture of peace.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

I am urban games designer and in my artistic practice I employ gamicipation, participation made better through games and investigate the playfulness of spaces. I see my role is to bring the joy to communities that most need it, under-served groups and women with disadvantaged background, empowering them to make change in their environment so that they can thrive.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

My aim is to bring prosperity heartset into the forefront, thriving and establishing the condititions for well-being. I also see my role as a catalyst of change and caretaker of the commons. I wish to evolve my projects through regenerative design and work with energy and group dynamics in regenerative ways, that enable a more expanded existence of abundance. I wish to co-create a world which works for human and other-than-human beings 100% and where we take care of the environment and each other.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

becoming even more compassionate
assisting and serving those in need with more impact
create momentum for living in high frequency mode
my emotional well-being and self-care

5. And for professional growth?

I wish to expand as integral and collaborative leader. I wish to expand the energy work that I am familiar with in my professional practice.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

In recent years, I have participated in trainings on diverse energy healing modalities, completed a leadership program at Harvard Business School last year and Design Science Studio program run by habRitual and BFI in 2021-22. Some time ago I attended a workshop on systems thinking by School for Systems Change and have completed Rotary peace fellowship in Bangkok which was actually a life-changing experience for me.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Buckminster Fuller has truly been a great influence, I love the compassionate laddership practice that Nipun Mehta is developing with and many more. I follow Open Architecture Collaborative (and in the past Architecture for Humanity) and other collective efforts for evolving the architectural profession, the work of Cameron Sinclair.

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

My idea is somewhat a scenario that shows possible future. In this future, humans do play a part yet they do not control or direct the world. They have come to peace with themselves, their inner foundation is strong and solid, void of fears and negative projections. They co-habit this plane of existence through mindful, compassionate being and acting in this world. Humans respect and are in harmony with other-than-human beings. Together we evolve into more intelligent ways of being.

Date CreatedAugust 29, 2023