Wonder fills the soul
Just days away – the first handfod.NL event – #hNL21 ‘Phenomenology In Practice’ workshops with Professor Cathy Adams and Professor Nina Bonderup-Dohn (10-11 June 2021) https://hanfod.nl/programme/. A last call invitation to join in, and to also share some of my unfolding phenomenological journey. To look forward to the future, and the phenomenology research seeded through hanfod.NL, feeding into the 13th International Conference on Networked Learning (NLC2022, Sweden). A bridge to the biennial gathering hosted by our sponsors, the Networked Learning Conference Consortium (homed by Aalborg University, Denmark), who entrusted Dr Mike Johnson, Cardiff University and myself to launch a new initiative to help foster Networked Learning research and stimulate collaboration and networking in-between the main conference events.
The relationships and connections formed and nourished have been so very rich and meaningful, within and bridging the phenomenological and Networked Learning communities. Guided by my phenomenological heroes, past and present, from Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, and Sartre, through to Professor Emeritus Max Van Manen, Professor Catherine Adams, and further enriched by all the special people I have the privilege to have great conversations with, too many to name all. Dr Mike Johnson, Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn, Dr Joni Turville, my doctoral mentors, – and all the voices that lift me up and keep me in a state of wonder. The inspirational texts spanning the centuries, poets like Marie Rainer Rilke and John O’ Donohue to modern day, boundary extending thinkers and friends, who inspire me to see beyond, and lift up, past constraints and conventions. To seek meaning but also to awakening.
Feeling quite humbled and happy today. Thank you.
A capture of some of my learning journey…
So just a taste of some of the hanfod.NL related conversations recently.