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.