What is Biography and Social Art?
Biography and social art activities explore themes pertaining to all humanity, as well as those belonging to an individual’s unique life journey. At the heart of this work is conversation, the practice of giving time and attention to another. Listening well is like holding open a door, welcoming a friend into a new space—a space for insight, renewing enthusiasm and strengthening will. Biography and social art also includes playful, artistic processes that foster new ways of perceiving and invites imagination, inspiration, and intuition. In this work we study life phases, the rhythms of the cosmos, nature’s role in our lives, and the evolution of consciousness. We learn skills for approaching life with the objectivity of a scientist and the soulfulness of an artist. We experience that our lives are inherently intelligent; we become increasingly interested in others; we recognize that we have a valuable role to play. And we learn to perceive human development, the phenomenon of metamorphosis. This is a true picture of life: something of the past is always dying away, something for the future is always just beginning. In each moment, the unfolding of human life is sacred.