Follow the links below for much more information about a wide variety of past projects - including the Creative Compound West's research activities which ran from September 2012 until December 2013 in Point Reyes Station, California.
Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2013 - Jordan offered a presentation on the subject of contemplative research and his own inquiry into reconciling science, art and the spiritual traditions. Influenced by years living and working in a community based on the work of Rudolf Steiner and his articulation of Anthroposophy ("wisdom of the human being"). In 2011 I received a research grant at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland where I studied the principals that might underly new forms of adult education. This independent project resulted in the beginnings of a rough methodology for a radically interdisciplinary personal and social research that has influenced my ongoing inquiry into an expanded conception of art and a holistic view of societal growth and renewal. More information at www.life-as-laboratory.org
“The explorer who will not come back or send his ships to tell his tale is not an explorer, only an adventurer; and his sons are born in exile.” - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
Sept. 19th through November 7th, 2010 - Research Events at the Threefold Educational Center.
Thank you to the 2010 research team and everyone who helped to make the research residency, symposium, exhibit and catalogue such an amazing success!
From Sept. through December the Threefold Educational Center held a series of research events around the seven week prototype research residency with Frank Chester. More information about these events at threefold.org/research.
The residency team presented it's process at the research exhibit entitled Art as Research and Scientific Inquiry as a Creative Act. The exhibition coincided with a Research Symposium co-sponsored by the Collegium of the School of Spiritual Science Nov. 5th - 7th. More articles, pictures and an exhibition catalogue download available here.
April 25th to May 2nd, 2010 - Emerge! Conference and Training in Social Technologies Manila, Philippines
Official conference website: EMERGE! 2010
Januray to Feruary, 2010 - Societal Wholeness Manila, Philippines
The result of our first trip to the Philippines, SOCIETAL WHOLENESS.ORG is a web piece that features short videos of Nicanor Perlas describing what a Politics might look like if it were to seek to harmonize the different aspects of the Social Organism. Nicanor was running for President of the Philippines when the videos were taken. Nicanor's platform was (and still is) being referred to as "New Politics" and has something groundbreaking to offer to individuals in every country.
the new forms project, as members of the core group and Credere Fund Grantees, helped host a think outword gathering in Spring Valley and NYC. We conducted an embodied study of what lies in-between: point and periphery, horizontal and vertical, individual and community. We worked with the practice of social sculpture and experiencing for ourselves the inner capacities necessary for bringing about meaningful social change. We toured an exhibit of work by artist Joseph Beuys at the Museum of Modern Art and conducted our own creative missions throughout the city. Our social sculpture piece artifact, description and reviews can be found here.
June 24th - July 28th, 2009 360° Exploring Community Conference
360° Exploring Community Conference
Aug. 8 - Oct. 4th, 2009 Transforming Capacities Art and Science Exhibition at the Threefold Educational Center
the new forms project was featured in this Art and Science Exhibition at the Threefold Educational Center.
Aug. 30th - Oct. 5th 2009 Bus Tour Across the United States
Once again we embarked on a summer spiritual research tour, this time with 10 friends! Our travels took us to the Black Rock Desert for the Burning Man Arts Festival and back to the east coast aboard a bus named "Mercury". Information about our trip and the other participants. The travel blog we kept.
Oct. 2nd - Oct. 4th, 2009 Annual Member's Meeting and Conference at the Threefold Educational Center
Creating Living Connections: Christian Rosenkreuz and the Social Impulse
The Anthroposophical Society's annual member's meeting and conference was a huge success! It began with an inspired Michaelmas week of activities including a North American Youth Section Meeting.