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Nora Bateson Warm Data Lab Hawkwood College
Tue 03Mar

New Patterns of Connection

Facilitator: Nora Bateson

The theme for this event is: What is activism in a changing world?

This enlivening day will introduce the Warm Data Lab, a cutting-edge process for initiating and managing change. Warm Data Labs are group exercises that help our ability to collectively perceive, discuss, and research complex issues. Because so many of the challenges that we face now are complex, we need approaches to meeting that complexity.


Event time: Tue 3rd Mar 2020 at 9:30am - Tue 3rd Mar 2020 at 5:00pm

At a Glance

  • Theme: “What is activism in a changing world?”
  • Cutting edge process for initiating and managing change
  • A professional development day for coaches, leaders, change makers, system thinkers

What will Participants Gain

  • Understanding of warm data processes
  • Insights into the ecology of living systems
  • Inspiration for your work with change

Thinking in complexity requires the ability to perceive across multiple perspectives and contexts. Such an ability is not a muscle that has been trained into us in school or in the work world. It is a skill acutely needed in this era to meet our personal, professional and collective need to respond to crisis and to improve our lives.

Warm Data Labs are ideal for bringing a group together to raise the level of questions and understanding of a given topic. The Labs do not provide solutions. Rather, the Warm Data Labs are exercises that involves a group in elucidating the complexity and the possibilities for new perspectives.

The term Warm Data was first coined by Nora Bateson in January 2012. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems.


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£120 Day Course


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Practical Information

Please bring a laptop or notebook, as well as, appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear for time outdoors.

Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.

As an educator she has developed curricula for schools in Northern California and produced and directed award winning multimedia projects on intercultural and ecological understanding. Her speaking engagements include keynote addresses and lectures at international conferences and universities on a wide range of topics that span the fields of anti-fascism, ecology, education, the arts, family therapy, leadership, and many more aspects of advocacy for living systems.

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“Warm data offers a lens through which to see the world that effects not only the way we see, but also the way we think.”

“Leadership for this era is not a role or a set of traits; it’s a zone of interrelational process. Step in. Step out.” Nora Bateson

“ Nora holds the space with lightness, expertise, warmth, humour. In this, I have an unfolding sense of what is possible within a room where transcontextuality is embraced and enabled. Thank you. "Media creative

"An opportunity to learn from an incredible thinker and teacher about living systems and how everything is connected and interdependent, Warm Data Labs provide a way forward to learn together in complex uncertain times." Trainee facilitator