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For millennia, across cultures and continents, we have looked to the stars to navigate when we are lost. In this era of transformation, in which everything is in flux, we are locked onto old stars that are pulling us in a perilous direction. We need to discover new possibilities, and reset our course.

New Constellations exists to help people imagine and create better, more beautiful futures; futures in which humanity and the planet flourish together.

We invite you to meet and journey with some of the many pioneering people and communities whose thinking, work and practice shines light on the way ahead.

Join us and learn more at https://newconstellations.co/

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For millennia, across cultures and continents, we have looked to the stars to navigate when we are lost. In this era of transformation, in which everything is in flux, we are locked onto old stars that are pulling us in a perilous direction. We need to discover new possibilities, and reset our course.

New Constellations exists to help people imagine and create better, more beautiful futures; futures in which humanity and the planet flourish together.

We invite you to meet and journey with some of the many pioneering people and communities whose thinking, work and practice shines light on the way ahead.

Join us and learn more at https://newconstellations.co/

    Gemma, Winter Solstice 2022: solace and encouragement

    Gemma, Winter Solstice 2022: solace and encouragement

    Gemma marks the winter solstice, and the tilt from darkness towards light, tucked up at home after a dawn foray into the Dartmoor squall. Reflecting on the year passing out and the one to come, she finds solace and encouragement in Six Ethical Maxims for a Marginally Livable Planet – the work of David Schenck and Larry R Churchill – one of the many wonderful things shared with New Constellations during our journeys (thank you Peter Macfadyen for this one). 
    Made by Jo Barratt and Gemma Mortensen, with Iris Andrews and Lily Piachaud.
    Music made for New Constellations by Art School Girlfriend.
    Discover more at newconstellations.co, and join us on Instagram and Twitter @newconstells
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    Bold Dreams: a journey for courageous leaders

    Bold Dreams: a journey for courageous leaders

    ‘Bold Dreams: A journey for courageous leaders’ brought together 17 people from all four countries of the UK, all innovating in service of people and communities. Spanning different generations, public and private sectors and many walks of life, the group explored their visions for flourishing futures and the transformation they want to contribute and commit to.
    From the bright spring frosts of Kent to the first breaths of winter in the Peak District, the Bold Dreams crew followed the New Constellationsjourney in four stages throughout 2022, tracking and taking inspiration from the seasons of the year.
     
    With thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund for making this possible.  
    Made by Jo Barratt with Gemma Mortensen, Iris Andrews, Lily Piachaud and Hadeel Elshak.
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    Yale World Fellows: wayfinding in times of upheaval

    Yale World Fellows: wayfinding in times of upheaval

    Every year, Yale’s International Leadership Center brings together the World Fellows, a group of extraordinary leaders from every continent to explore how to address the most acute and complex challenges facing the world today.
    In October 2022, New Constellations partnered with creative innovator, cultural entrepreneur and filmmaker Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir to design a bespoke journey for the 2022 World Fellows. During a residential retreat surrounded by the magical autumn colours of Sheffield Massachusetts, we explored how to connect with our InnSæi, what it means to be a transformational leader in times of radical uncertainty, and what stars or principles we can navigate by to build systems of human and planetary flourishing.
    We are grateful to Emma Sky and the team at Yale, and the amazing group of 2022 World Fellows who joined us for this journey:  Andrei Kureichik (Belarus), Babatunde Omilola (Nigeria), Belva Devara (Indonesia), Fakhar Durrani (Pakistan), Huong Dang (Vietnam), Jad Maalouf (Lebanon), Kirsten Rulf (Germany), Kyriacos Koupparis (Cyprus), Manasi Subramaniam (India), Martin Inthamoussú (Uruguay), Minami Tsubouchi (Japan), Rufaro Mudimu (South Africa), Sahar Albazar (Egypt), Solangel Fernández (Peru), Vera D. Kwakofi (UK), Zhao Zhong (China).
    Made by Jo Barratt with Gemma Mortensen, Iris Andrews, Lily Piachaud and Hadeel Elshak.
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    Casper ter Kuile: gently, wisely, enthusiastically, unfailingly

    Casper ter Kuile: gently, wisely, enthusiastically, unfailingly

    Casper is a creator of spiritual infrastructure for the future, something he builds to contain love, belonging, beauty, solidarity, joy … and lots of singing. He sees our disconnection from our spirituality as one of the great challenges of the 21st Century. And has found over and over again that the people who he wants to be like are often people of deep faith, people willing to bet the whole board on a set of values that do not centre status, money, power and fame. He has recently co-founded The Nearness to help people connect more deeply with themselves, the world around them and people who they love. 
    Made by Jo Barratt with Gemma Mortensen, Iris Andrews, Lily Piachaud and Hadeel Elshak.
    Music made for New Constellations by Art School Girlfriend.
    Discover more at newconstellations.co, and join us on Instagram and Twitter @newconstells
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    Gemma, Samhain 2022: connecting, nourishing, illuminating

    Gemma, Samhain 2022: connecting, nourishing, illuminating

    Surrounded by Samhain’s autumn leaves, Gemma recorded some reflections on the unseasonable warmth of this autumn, her recent conversations with leading thinkers, makers and doers across different sectors and what we can do to restore our lost connections.
    Made by Jo Barratt and Gemma Mortensen, with Iris Andrews, Lily Piachaud and Hadeel Elshak.
    Music made for New Constellations by Art School Girlfriend.
    Discover more at newconstellations.co, and join us on Instagram and Twitter @newconstells

    • 22 min
    Partners for a New Economy: it feels possible, now

    Partners for a New Economy: it feels possible, now

    What would a new economy that serves the future be, look and feel like? Who must be part of this new economy, and of making it happen? In September 2022, the funder collaborative Partners For A New Economy brought together 90 thinkers, funders and change-makers working in myriad ways across different places and systems to transform our economies. In this encounter you’ll hear dreams and reflections from some of those participants, painting a collective picture from an expanding field of a new economy that allows all people and nature to flourish, and how we might start building it.
    Made by Jo Barratt with Gemma Mortensen, Iris Andrews, Lily Piachaud, Hadeel Elshak and Sophie McKechnie and featuring the voices of, amongst others, Alexander Barkawi, Fran Boait, Kelly Clark, Leslie Harroun, Indy Johar, Immy Kaur, Till Kellerhoff, Lynda Mannson, Melissa Mean, Johannes Nuutinen, Alastair Parvin, James Vaccaro.  
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    Find out more about Partners for a New Economy at www.p4ne.org

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