Author Archives: Jenni

About Jenni

I am interested in working with others to enhance the sustainability of human systems. My practice is to engage with people by drawing on their own ways of knowing and understanding. I orient people toward the “pull” of future intentions, rather than the blind "push" of past habits and "best practice". I encourage people to break out of their cognitive silos, to think laterally and to focus on the whole problem systemically in all its inter-disciplinary complexity. My practice works through the essential processes of innovation – mobilising resources, enrolling peers, engaging allies and building public support. This form of engineering practice is about manoeuvring, dissolving boundaries, always being in action, and recognising that function, congruence and transformation are emergent properties generated through active learning by doing.

Through the eyes of women…’solutions’ to our sustainability predicament

Our innate (female) biological destiny, colors the lens through which we view and engage in the world. Our primary values are communication, connection, emotional sensitivity and responsiveness…just what we need to live more sustainable lives…

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The Conundrum – a must read

Recommended by Professor Frank Fisher along with Small is Beautiful and Silent Spring.

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More on “A Practice that Sustains” short course of my previous post

The Short Course – A Practice that Sustains will be running in the second half of 2012 at oases Graduate School Some practitioners promote resolving the “material” issues that we have i.e. water, energy and waste as the path to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Short Course in Melbourne – A Practice That Sustains

About the A Practice that Sustains course: This short course will provide you with an opportunity to not only reflect upon your present way of life, but also to envisage a future that is both feasible and desirable, and to plan … Continue reading

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Coffee and cups…

A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general…Offering his guests coffee, the … Continue reading

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the flowering of innovation

imag(in)ing innovation flowering, growing and embedding … In these slides I am seeking ways to illustrate the connections between the journeys of what I have called the flower of innovation of Latour in Pandora’s Hope (he calls this the reality … Continue reading

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What is this “Sustainability Thing”?

You can see a presentation developed for Swinburne University for 24th August 2011 at Slideshare by clicking on What is this “Sustainability Thing”? This was developed mainly for engineers with the knowledge that a wider audience may attend.

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What can we do about this “Sustainability Thing”?

On the 27th July 2011 I presented at the Knowledge Management Leadership Forum (KMLF). The topic was What can we do about this “Sustainability Thing”? The powerpoint pack that I used as a starting point can be found by clicking on … Continue reading

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being at home in this world of before, now, becoming…

The content of this post was developed for a day at CERES together with oases Graduate School on Relating (community) in a course called Being Together: Being Sustaining. The overall program had three main days: Relating (self), Relating (community) and Relating (environmentally) interspersed with … Continue reading

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How I came to be ‘here’…at Girl Geeks Melbourne

Recently I presented my story of how I came to be ‘here’ doing what I am doing at Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne – if you follow this link you can listen to my presentation. Thanks to Jess for the invitation, to … Continue reading

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