Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. Then it withers away—an ephemeral apparition. When we think of the unending growth and decay of life and civilizations, we cannot escape the impression of absolute nullity. Yet I have never lost a sense of something that lives and endures underneath the eternal flux. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.
As unique individuals, each one of us processes information around us in a different way, and benefits from certain learning and working environment. But we all are wired to learn in any situation, by watching, listening, questioning, doing, failing and contributing. We all need moments to learn alone, and to learn together.
The global challenges we are facing require us to pull together a multitude of skills and knowledge in an efficient and constructive way. We believe in an active collaborative and open approach, in training activities that help us crosslink our ideas knowledge connections, by analysing, playing and failing in science, art and everyday life, by focusing on understanding and not on replicating.
We strive to create learning environments that provide sufficient knowledge to start asking questions and develop ideas, and sufficient skills to answer the questions and implement the ideas. Project-based learning is the key ingredient to motivate us to go beyond what is expected, and intergenerational 360° mentoring ensures we also surprise ourselves, no matter if we are a learner or a teacher.