Month: December 2011

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lose ends In Germany we call that week between Christmas and New Year “between the years”. It certainly felt a bit like an in-between week for me, a bit fuzzy, blurry, unfocused and in limbo. I’ve enjoyed a bit of tidying up lose ends and in doing so realised how many of them are not as lose as I thought with roots that back a long time and with a desire to grow into my […]

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peacefulness I’ve spent parts of Christmas eve reading a report about the riots in August which reminded of the intensity of those days, the level of anger & hurt on all sides, and the complexity of the questions they continue to bring up. This year has definitely been a year where near-sacred power structures have been shaken quite a bit and things feel very unsettled. As we’re right in the middle of the festive season […]

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The Crown of the East This week we found a new home for our company deep:black which has in the past been registered under Kweku’s address – with him leaving at the end of the month we struggled a bit to find a new place for our official registered address. The solution is in my direct neighbourhood and I’ve actually been a member there for 3 years now: Kingsley Hall. Set up by the inspiring Muriel & Doris […]

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Unexpected This week has brought a lot of surprises and unexpected glimpses of fun, joy and light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel moments! Among others it included a cocktail party on the 21st floor of a tower block in Hackney, launching the fireplace season at home, a stimulating workshop on the role of apology after violence, a difficult & powerful conversation with a severely depressed parent, and confirming an event for our company deep:black at Rich Mix in January to […]

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power balance I’m quite fascinated by the strikingly bright word “power” on this very delicate backdrop – carried by a bunch of colourful people through narrow streets besieged by Goliathic buildings. In a mediation meeting with a mother and her teenage daughter this week we spoke about human needs and about how our unfulfilled needs are at the core of conflicts. We explored their own unmet needs and I offered “power to”. They both struggled with […]