Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson Contributing Teacher

Nora Bateson
Contributing Teacher
Nora Bateson
Stockholm, Sweden
Perceiving Complexity & Mutual Learning

A Message from Jeff Carreira
Nora Bateson is developing a crucial aspect of new paradigm thinking. She refers to it as symmathesy and sometimes as warm data. Over the years that I have been in contact with Nora I have benefited tremendously from what I have learned from her. Nora’s unique vision of life as a mutual-learning environment is revolutionizing the way we think about ourselves and the world. We are lucky to have such a powerful and original thinker contributing to this school.
About Nora

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”.

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An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.

As an educator she has developed curricula for schools in Northern California and produced and directed award winning multimedia projects on intercultural and ecological understanding. Her work, which has been presented at the world’s top universities, is described as “offering audiences a lens through which to see the world that effects not only the way we see, but also the way we think”. Nora’s work in facilitating cross-disciplinary discussions is part of her research into what she calls “the ecology of the conversation”. Her speaking engagements include keynote addresses and lectures at international conferences and universities on a wide range of topics that span the fields of anti-fascism, ecology, education, the arts, family therapy, leadership, and many more aspects of advocacy for living systems — she travels between conversations in different fields bringing multiple perspectives into view to reveal larger patterns.

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