Explore with Catalyst: Our next theme “Making and Shaping Meaning.”
Our kick-off exploration began with our learning partner, Osaka Institute of Technology.
We invited them to explore with us and share their thinking on the Japanese concept and practice of Ikigai-the art of making meaning, finding purpose.
Building upon our insights from Ikigai, our learning continues as we explore art, culture, design, VR, AI, IOT and the many dimensions of the very human meaning making function.
In Catalyst, we will examine the ways in which human beings make and shape meaning. Meaning making is what makes culture, connection, community and even commerce possible.
When we cannot make meaning of our lives, our world or our work, we feel quite literally, meaningless. But, how do we make meaning? Shape it into products, services, experiences cultural narratives and art forms? Are there meaning making processes we can learn from? And, what role do leaders play in shaping and enabling meaning making.
This is what we set out to explore!