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.