The intention of this lively inaugural project is to bring together established and emerging international practitioners and theoreticians, philosophers and scientists, and writers, artists and performers who wish to share their ideas, experiential processes, practice, and research about crisis and opportunity.
A significant focus for the project is an annual conference which will provide valuable opportunities for new participants to become involved in the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to share their discipline with enthusiasm and to foster new working relationships through the exploration, examination and discussion of their work with colleagues.
It is our hope that a number of these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that ultimately a series of related cross context research projects will be developed. It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the development, presentation, and publication of research materials. Through such richness and diversity, it is expected that awareness for the work within and the links between crisis and opportunity will contribute to a body of knowledge that serves both individuals and organisations
The project will critically engage with a number of core themes:
- The roles of crisis and opportunity in human development and across the life-span
- The relationship between crisis and opportunities – crises that create opportunities, and opportunities that precipitate crises
- Crisis, opportunity and psycho-spiritual development
- Philosophical, ethical, and legal issues in crisis and opportunity
- The development of crisis theory
Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.