Weaving humanity back into the web of life
Kinship with all life
Kincentric ecology is both an emergent and ancient worldview and field of practice. Rooted in a deep sense of our belonging with all life, it places humans as part of nature and recognises the more than human world as bestowed with intelligence, sensibilities, subjecthood and intentionality. To ensure right relationship with this vast community of life requires a deep acknowledgement of our interbeing - and requires us to act as kin.
Kincentric leadership aims to embed this way of thinking and acting into our strategy and decision-making as we navigate the polycrisis - no matter which field we act within. It acknowledges that wise practices and decsions requires humans to respect, understand and work with the intelligence of the more than human world, and that our own thriving is intimately bound up with the integrity and health of the whole community of life
In a nutshell...
Our vision is a future in which everyone knows that we are part of an intelligent, living Earth. Our aim is to lay the foundations for a new paradigm of leadership and polycrisis mitigation grounded in kincentric ecology. We are piloting an 18 month leadership programme which draws on indigenous wisdom, science and nature connection. We also host public events, talks and workshops, gather best practice stories and develop toolkits for kincentric leadership.
News & Updates
In the Western tradition there is a recognized hierarchy of beings, with of course the human being on top - the pinnacle of evolution, the darling of Creation - and the plants at the bottom. But in Native ways of knowing, human people are often referred to as 'the younger brothers of Creation'. We say that humans have the least experience with how to live and thus the most to learn—we must look to our teachers among the other species for guidance. Their wisdom is apparent in the way that they live. They teach us by example. They’ve been on the earth far longer than we have been, and have had time to figure things out.
- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass