Transformative tools and processes, creating peace impacts...
OpenEdge collects and develops tools and processes to examine and deconstruct behaviours, structures, and underlying assumptions with affected people themselves, supporting us all to imagine, construct, test and evolve our own, alternative, peace cultures, structures and behaviours. We learn and practice many tools and processes, integrating, fusing, adapting and evolving them into a transformative approach based upon interdependent-needs.
Our tools and processes include
OpenEdge Theory Of Change
To communicate ourselves fully to and with others, we need to understand words as secondary to communication. Our words are carriers and transmitters of energy. Our words and our ideas become instruments, like poetry, songs, art forms. Then ‘authentic intelligence’ can flow from the depth of our experience, beyond what our mind-based ideas can attune to.
Why we choose this approach...
Despite there being a growing industry of peace, social activism, development and change work, OpenEdge sees how rare it is to find sustainable peace impacts as a result of these initiatives. We understand that without being clear on what peace impacts look like at cultural, structural and direct levels, interventions are unable to go deep enough to reach the roots of and conditions for violence. ..So while efforts may affect changes in the immediate presenting problems, they often leave the roots of violence untouched to re-grow.