Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

by adrienne maree brown


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Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.

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ISBN-13: 9781849352604
Publisher: AK Press
Publication date: 04/18/2017
Series: Emergent Strategy
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 22,417
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

adrienne maree brown, the Co-Editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, doula and pleasure activist living in Detroit. She is a student of emergence, somatics, transformation and science fiction. She is part of the training body of generative somatics, and coodinating the Just Films Narrative Shift Program for Allied Media Projects. She is the 2015-2016 Ursula le Guin Fellowship, the Knight Arts Challenge for 2013 and 2015, a Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for 2013, in the inaugural Speculative Fiction Workshop at Voices of Our Nation 2014, and a graduate of the Clarion Sci-Fi and Fantasy Workshop in 2015.

Table of Contents


What is Emergence?
  • a complex movement
  • ------Lineage

  • Elements of Emergent Strategy
  • Adaptation (with Intention, Life Towards Life)
  • ------Sci-Fi Grounding
  • Transformative Justice
  • ------Sci-Fi Grounding
  • Interdependence
  • ------Sci Fi Grounding
  • ------interdependence is iterative
  • Nonlinear/Iterative
  • ------Sci Fi Grounding
  • Fractals
  • ------Sci Fi Grounding
  • Creating More Possibilities
  • ------afrofuturism and #blackspring

  • Practices
  • Somatics
  • Facilitation
  • principles of emergent processes in facilitation
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