We are not living in a linear, Newtonian world where actions cause predictable reactions. We are in fact part of a complex system of environmental, socio-political and economic systems that we are constantly reconfiguring and that is constantly affecting us.OECD, New Approaches to Economic Challenges (2020)
Crises and megatrends of the future require the understanding and anticipation of complexity and interconnectivity. We need to think outside of established patterns and structures to work beyond operational outcomes in a time where technical capacities are no longer limiting factors.
The tree imposes the verb “to be”, but the fabric of the rhizome is the conjunction, ‘and…and…and…’Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus (1980)
Borrowing the rhizome as a conceptual metaphor, to think rhizomatically is to acknowledge the interconnectivity between different spheres and to apprehend multiplicities. It requires the audacity and room to entertain thoughts that may not directly feed the end result. Thus it is commonly employed by creatives — writers, architects, designers and artists — in various stages of their practices.
Similarly, ArtBizTech’s Rhizomatic Thinking is a departure from the linearity of methodological processes, conceived to spill over critical and conscious questions raised by contemporary artists to those who need to acquire new perspectives in facing pressing global challenges.
Rhizomatic Thinking is a movement towards a new thought-scape — one where beginnings and ends dissolve for affinities to occur between different domains.
A Rhizomatic Thinking Circuit is a workshop based on a contemporary topic as approached and presented by an artist. Each topic is one subject to extensive research by the artist. Each Circuit is a multifarious flow of inquiry between the participants, artist, and hosts. Participants walk away with fresh perspectives on the world and a sensibility towards the future, empowered by curiosity.
Learn more and view upcoming Circuits here.
Our proposition for businesses and organizations is in enabling growth for teams and leaders, inculcating capacities and intuition for future-driven strategy and innovation. Ultimately, we work towards changing parameters in models and strategy towards more conscious and brighter futures.
If you walked away with a new perspective from one of our Circuits and would like your team to experience something similar, or if you simply wish for them to engage in different approaches, we design tailor-made Circuits as one-off events (virtual or physical) or series for extended engagement according to your organization’s needs. With consultations, we establish and — often redefine — your challenge faced. According to these specifications, the industry’s outlook and current events, we select topic(s) and the most suitable artist(s) to deliver the theme.