for sustainable futures
As global crises converge, how can (un)learning experiences help us imagine and transition to radically better ways of being on this planet?
“Our temporary and cyclical work is to notice what is broken, clean up the dangerous fragments of the past, and let them go—or remake them into something beautiful, and then begin again.”
Adrienne Maree Brown, Murmurations: Breaking Is Part of Healing
What we do
We design, deliver and facilitate (un)learning experiences – both our own and in collaboration with partners and clients. We hope our learning experiences will help you (and us) to imagine and transition towards radically better ways of being on this planet.
We are experts in creating and improving online, in-person and blended learning experiences. We believe in taking time to really understand the purpose and context of the learning experience; we design based on what the evidence tells us about how people learn; and we advocate for prototyping and testing of ideas to build confidence and improve learning outcomes.
Current pedagogical experiments
Co-learning at the end of an era
A weekly co-learning hour to explore a resource that helps us (un)learn our way towards radically better ways of being on this planet. Season 2 starts on Monday 9th October 2023 at 12pm UK time.
You Are Nature: Experiments in entanglement
A pedagogical zine, inviting you to reconsider your relationship with “nature” and play with your infinite connections to the world.
A three-part group experiment in rekindling and co-creating new anti-consumerist midwinter rituals. Running December 2023 – January 2024.
What ideas do you have for better ways of being on this planet? If you’re interested in exploring, collaborating or partnering on learning experiences or experiments, we’d love to connect.Get in touch
What have you sensed that indicates our current ways of living are not fair, healthy, or sustainable?
The context we’re working in
Deep down, most of us can sense that we’re living in an unsustainable mess, yet we often find ourselves unsure of how to confront this reality. Instead, we tend to ignore it and carry on with our daily routines of production, consumption, and individualism.
Life on this wonderful planet is overshadowed by capitalist systems that thrive on extraction and exploitation. It has become increasingly evident that these systems have never been, and never will be, sustainable – a truth long understood by marginalised communities across the globe.
We believe our era of “more” must come to an end, as the true cost of endless growth and consumption is becoming increasingly difficult to deny.
We believe it is time to embrace new stories and new possibilities, and to imagine and experiment with radically better ways of being on this planet.
We have decided to focus our learning design expertise and energy on creating and supporting learning experiences that help people imagine and transition towards radically better ways of being.
We don’t yet know exactly what this means for LearnJam, but we do know that we want to resist the current dominant systems and wriggle out of being part of the problem. We want to embrace, create and share new stories that bring happiness now and sow seeds for better futures.
We want to acknowledge some of the many thinkers, writers and doers who have influenced us on this journey: Bayo Akomolafe, Adrienne Maree Brown, Dan Burgess (and Becoming Crew), Zahra Davidson (and Huddlecraft), Helene Gerin and Frederic Laloux (and The Week), Dougald Hine, Mikaela Loach, Vanessa Machado de Oliveira, Kate Raworth, Lucy Williams (and The Slow Work Garden). We are grateful for and appreciate all of your offerings.
More about LearnJam
We are sustaining and letting go
We want to take with us all the valuable skills and experience we have from ten years of the old LearnJam, but leave behind the things we no longer want or need.
We work a 4-day week
We are learning how to rest and look after ourselves properly; spending more time entangled with friends, family and nature.
We see working fewer hours as part of exploring what it means to rewild ourselves and the organisation.
We seek financial continuity
At the moment, we aren’t sure how we will generate enough revenue to pay ourselves.
We are open to alternative strategies to make this new direction financially sustainable.