a journey from gratitude to legacy
Kumu means source, foundation, and teacher in several Polynesian languages
Kumu is not a think tank. We are a creative community of people actively engaged in new models, narratives and ideas promoting a quantum leap for a just, wise, life-sustaining and ardent society
We believe that traditional activism, which focuses on the consequences of past collective actions, by itself cannot transform a society. We believe that we also need new just and life-sustaining narratives to become the core to our co-creation of the new
In community, with great passion, talent, and dedication, but also with great humility, we are building a space for collective inquiry: Kumu –our source, foundation and teacher for a thriving and life-sustaining legacy.
Our community rallies the hearts and minds of amazing innovators worldwide who are committed to personal and collective transformation.
Honoring our legacy, and expressing our emotions of awe, sadness and anger for a beautiful yet unjust and threatened planet, we seek to expand our foresight and our consciousness to embrace the interconnectedness and complexity of our living systems.
Our programs combine the latest in systems thinking, innovation, entrepreneurship and foresight (acceleration) with the ancient inner technologies of mindfulness, somatic expression and art making (deceleration).
Everything we do is offered as a pay-it-forward gift.