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The Practice of Vitality-Centered Design

Sourced Design Lab and Network

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The Sourced Design Lab is a place where people can experiment and support one another in the practice of vitality centered design. The Lab gives users the support they need by offering practices to guide them, and a design community to learn from, and create with. Participants stay connected through the Sourced Design Network of vitality-centered practictioners.
Life pushes back against a story that excludes it.

Margaret Wheatley

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1 000
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9
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2019
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What happens when education orients around LIFE?

THE STORY

Sourced Design was founded at Springhouse. Founded in 2013 in Floyd County, Virginia, Springhouse is an intergenerational learning community working towards a vision of regenerative culture where all people are connected to the vitality within themselves, their community, and the Earth. We work towards this vision by providing vitality-centered education that empowers us to more courageously serve the world’s emerging needs. Vitality centered education is embodied through our five Sourced Design principles that emerged from eight years of practice at Springhouse and include:

Taking care of vulnerability.

Cultivating personhood.

Building beloved community.

Respecting the wisdom of the Earth.

Loving and serving others. 

Springhouse is located on an 11-acre farm that provides opportunities for learning and community engagement with this vitality-centered model. Springhouse offers programs for teens and adults including an accredited Day School for 7th-12th graders and a coming-of-age program; an adult program including a 2-year certificate program in Regenerative Cultural Design and Practice and depth courses that invite adults to cultivate presence and personhood in many ways including meditation, dance, writing, yoga, and more. Through the Sourced Design Network we share this life giving design with those interested in fostering vitality in their lives and communities. We have reached nearly 100 people in more than ten countries in the past two years.

Finally, Springhouse operates with a generative economic model; one that is not tuition-based and is rooted in trust, transparency, and relationship. We do not charge tuition for any program or experience we offer. We are generously supported by a local and global community who deeply cares for the vision and work of Springhouse.

Please feel free to visit our website for more information at www.springhouse.org and to learn more about Sourced Design, visit www.sourceddesign.org.

SOURCED DESIGN LAB

Sourced Design is experienced through 2-month Sourced Design Labs. The Lab consists of three 2- hour virtual workshops, peer mentoring, apprenticing with a Springhouse practitioner, and open access to this online learning platform. Participants explore the principles in various ways through the workshops, as well as apprentice with Springhouse practitioners in areas such as curriculum development, generative economics and communication, and adolescent development. Participants must sign up for the whole series as they are progressive in nature.

SOURCED DESIGN NETWORK

Those who participate in the Sourced Design Lab stay connected through the Sourced Design Network through monthly meetings and the Sourced Design Annual Gathering at Springhouse on the last weekend of May each year. The monthly meetings are also a place for those curious about the design to attend as a way to discern participation in the Sourced Design Lab. 


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From our first partner community – a learning community working with Sourced outside of Bogota, Colombia:There is a legend that says that the time when the condor and the eagle will fly together will come. A time of integration, where north and south, technology and tradition, rural and urban, young and old, will work together towards building a new world. A time where polarities merge towards higher systems. This time has come to us. Working with Springhouse towards designing the learning ecosystem we dream for this Colombian mountains is an expression of this legend. A cross-cultural collaboration towards building learning communities that provide environments for life to flourish. Springhouse is a manifestation of what we have imagined, providing inspiration and concrete resources to materialize what we have dreamt. ~Felipe Spath
From our first partner community – a learning community working with Sourced outside of Bogota, Colombia:There is a legend that says that the time when the condor and the eagle will fly together will come. A time of integration, where north and south, technology and tradition, rural and urban, young and old, will work together towards building a new world. A time where polarities merge towards higher systems. This time has come to us. Working with Springhouse towards designing the learning ecosystem we dream for this Colombian mountains is an expression of this legend. A cross-cultural collaboration towards building learning communities that provide environments for life to flourish. Springhouse is a manifestation of what we have imagined, providing inspiration and concrete resources to materialize what we have dreamt. ~Felipe Spath
From our first partner community – a learning community working with Sourced outside of Bogota, Colombia:There is a legend that says that the time when the condor and the eagle will fly together will come. A time of integration, where north and south, technology and tradition, rural and urban, young and old, will work together towards building a new world. A time where polarities merge towards higher systems. This time has come to us. Working with Springhouse towards designing the learning ecosystem we dream for this Colombian mountains is an expression of this legend. A cross-cultural collaboration towards building learning communities that provide environments for life to flourish. Springhouse is a manifestation of what we have imagined, providing inspiration and concrete resources to materialize what we have dreamt. ~Felipe Spath
From our first partner community – a learning community working with Sourced outside of Bogota, Colombia:There is a legend that says that the time when the condor and the eagle will fly together will come. A time of integration, where north and south, technology and tradition, rural and urban, young and old, will work together towards building a new world. A time where polarities merge towards higher systems. This time has come to us. Working with Springhouse towards designing the learning ecosystem we dream for this Colombian mountains is an expression of this legend. A cross-cultural collaboration towards building learning communities that provide environments for life to flourish. Springhouse is a manifestation of what we have imagined, providing inspiration and concrete resources to materialize what we have dreamt. ~Felipe Spath
Sourced Design
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