Our Lab is grounded in collective knowledge and collaborative practice grounded in protocols of embassy from sacred sites of great gatherings, where many peoples traditionally come together for knowledge production and transmission. Our old people from these places connect us, permit and guide our work.
This is how our knowledge and governance scales. From independent but connected individuals to autonomous but interdependent clans, to sovereign but syndicated tribes connected by a continental common Law, with trading relations extending overseas. We follow this fractal pattern of custodial relations, operating in a collective of collectives.
From the Bunya Mountains gathering protocols we do Wanjau (collective sense-making) to work with feedback loops – positive and negative – in ways that maintain Mimburi (flows) of regenerative systems. We connect with common protocols across many cultures, and help rediscover these for people who have forgotten them.