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“THE PLAIN FACT IS THAT THE PLANET DOES NOT NEED MORE SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.
BUT IT DOES DESPERATELY NEED MORE PEACEMAKERS, HEALERS, RESTORERS, STORYTELLERS, AND LOVERS OF EVERY KIND.
IT NEEDS PEOPLE WHO LIVE WELL IN THEIR PLACES.
IT NEEDS PEOPLE OF MORAL COURAGE WILLING TO JOIN THE FIGHT TO MAKE THE WORLD HABITABLE AND HUMANE. AND THESE QUALITIES HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH SUCCESS AS WE HAVE DEFINED IT.”
— DAVID W. ORR
 
 
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Our current political, economic and ecological systems are at an edge, in a process of deep change. Frankly, we have NO IDEA as to where we are heading and even less as to where we will end up. Everything seems up for grabs, with only one thing we know for sure:

change is inevitable.

In this context, we were granted with substantial investments to gather over 100 exceptional practitioners, artists and designers of [inner and outer] system change. We met up across the globe to listen, pause and reflect on what the world needs the most today. As a result, we share with you the jewel of our experiences, this living library (stigmergy page) and PLAYBOOK outlining the essence of our insights, failures and hunches for what comes next.

In essence, this is a call for  more MAGIC and more CONNECTION!

Now, we are a distributed team invisibly connected through shared ethos and practice. We explore systems of power and influence beyond planned and incremental change. We believe the true art of [our] nature is collaboration and we have come to co-create our future together.

This is our gift to you!

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“HUMANITY HAS ADVANCED, WHEN IT HAS ADVANCED, NOT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SOBER,
RESPONSIBLE, AND CAUTIOUS, BUT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN
PLAYFUL, REBELLIOUS, AND IMMATURE.”
— TOM ROBBINS
 

LIVING LIBRARY

Happy [Bern] Lab

Find out about this experiment in
new ways of living and working togehter.

emergent stories

This is where we prototype the next edition of the playbook. Read up. And add on.

 

balancing 

 

being & Doing

Stepping off the hamster wheel.
It was work. But felt like play.

ARChitecture of collaboration

Open-source collection of human collaboration experiments. Some actually worked.

käfele

 

A meeting, a coffee and no agenda.
How about this for methodology?

Join In

 

Ownership is a direct result of participation.
Get connected. Take part. Make it yours.

 
 
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NEW POWER OPERATES DIFFERENTLY, LIKE A CURRENT.
IT IS MADE BY MANY.
IT IS OPEN, PARTICIPATORY, AND PEER-DRIVEN.
IT UPLOADS, AND IT DISTRIBUTES. LIKE WATER OR ELECTRICITY, IT’S MOST FORCEFUL WHEN IT SURGES.
THE GOAL WITH NEW POWER IS NOT TO HOARD IT
BUT TO CHANNEL IT.
— HEIMANS AND TIMMS

Inspired by superpowers and patterns of the natural world, Amanitas works and plays together in our respective corners of this world to create a positive future. Contrary to the “Hero” myth of pop-culture, we believe that change does not originate from any single individual, it snowballs, it ebbs and it flows. 

 

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PLAY.

 

 We invite you to DIve DEEPER through critical connection, practice and STORY

 
 
 

An animated account of Happy {Bern} Lab practices featuring voices from business, social innovation and sustainable development. This is an invitation to create safe spaces, trust in the emergence of ideas and learn together across generations, this inspiring short VIDEO charts the rise of a movement to drive change from within.

Directed by: Sophie Mulphin Illustrations by: Simon Kiener Animation and editing by: Jimmy Roura

GLOBAL Re-TREATS

SWITZERLAND 

Brazil

 
 
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