it’s about re making something from nothing which enhances a situation and re animates the everyday.I can see a way forward which is offering mentoring course on teaching people practical skills with tools and materials whereby they become competent with their hands that they have an unconscious competency.Once people have an unconscious competency with their abilities with hands , tools and materials they then have the freedom to imaginatively play.Applying an intuitive discernment to situations and circumstances whereby something is repaired, re made or replaced using discarded scrap Objects or recycled material.It brings joy and play back into the everyday and re animates life on earth.
I’m on the trail and feel quite hopeful.Meanwhile I’m really getting a lot of support from D Winnicott who wrote “Play and Reality“ and his main interest was on a “facilitated environment “ . It’s how the New Zealand Family conferencing philosophy was underpinned, which is now mainstream in this country.
The facilitated environment is what I used to do in the parks by creating and holding a safe , playful ( real play as in the indigenous cultures ideas of stopping linear time periodically to create sacred time . From my Understanding sacred time was made by folding imagination through play “ as if “ and imbue / fuse the natural world together) , basically re animate the everyday, which brought new vitality, meaning and purpose and life back to the community.I see the the roll of the facilitation as leading from behind or Winnicott would say creating an environment of the “ good enough mother “.For me this kind of facilitation is underpinned by integrating the elemental principles of water as a philosophy.