Ethical principles

Our principles do not function as a manifesto, but as an open mechanism that guides the operation of the organization. Ethical Principles are for a self-regulatory system, which is to be distinguished from self-control and policing.

  • Open Ethics, Not a Manifesto

Ethics is a process. Openness is our ethic to share knowledge publicly and to ‘invite’ others into the ecosystem. 

  • A decentralised, translocal organization

Entanglement and non-hierarchical relationships are two of the main characters of the ecosystem. 

  • Consensus and an active study of dissensus

Power is dissolved through sharing.

  • Shared-management and shared-governance

We all can give mutual support to address hierarchies in our own organisations.

  • Diversity of all members and commitments.
  • Critical thinking and deep collaboration.
  • Learning and unlearning ‘study’ 

Self-reflexive and contextual thinking. Tooling what we study is also a key for our operation and forms a radical pedagogic method, which in turn lets us build our capacity and lets us share our radical imaginations with others.

  • Critical hospitality (distinguished from the service providing hospitality in tourism) and a critical notion of friendship and conviviality
  • Conversation as the best means for learning and relating to each other. 
  • Discomfort rather than comfort.
  • Trust as the basis of our relations. We have a strong faith in abilities as well as in failure.
  • Collective risk-taking practices to permit constant mutation, change, and re-evaluation.
  • Experiments and serious playfulness.
  • Care, which works against the system of punishment, exclusion and indifference.
  • Reciprocity or mutualism serve as the basic principle. The idea of self-limitation accompanies it: your share is also based on the consideration of others and in order to share you may need to limit your own (in)take.
  • Solidarity thus can be defined as a mutual feeling as well as a space where certainty amidst uncertainty could be created.