Your NameNoreen Byrne
Cohort AssignmentCohort A (Europe + MENA)
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

Research and also teaching.

Community action reserach - with students - would like to get students and community to think in a regenerative development way if possible
Also new role on the steering group of Natural Capital Ireland Steering Group - would like explore the possiblity of developing regenerative enabling capability indicators in conjunction with their natural capital accounting indicators.

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

explore the development of regenerative enabling capability indicators in an Irish context (with a particular focus at the moment on the credit union and agricultural co-operative sector)

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

as above

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

Perhaps become a better listener and let things emerge rather than jumping in with a solution.

5. And for professional growth?

Develop the community action part of my teaching

I have an interest in relational approaches to understanding reality (and my area of study co-operatives) - would like to continue to develop this.

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

I am not sure - perhaps reading and co-ordinating different ideas

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

DH lawrence, Buber, Kropktin, Robert Owen, AE Russell, Colin Ward, John Steinbeck, Levinas

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

I have a reluctance towards ideological codes of any sort (even if well meaning) which result in polarisation and some have almost become like a religion.
I like the idea of emergence of a first philosopy from place and proximity. I think ownership and community wealth building are interesting concepts

I do think humans have a role to play - I have a concern about the increasing discussion around percision fermention and the removal of farmers from the food system. Corporate aspect of this makes me nervous.
Becuase things are difficult now - These drastic solutions will become more acceptable - I am not sure I want to live in a world like this.

Date CreatedJanuary 23, 2023