KORAL, Cihan

(Turkey)

Title of contribution:

What is integral to a worker?

Where & when:

Toscana II.
Friday, May 29th, 2020
11:30 – 13:30

Presentation: What is integral to a worker?

Complexity/emergent approaches at production sites where workers are the main actors are my eyes and hands. For a range of sectors, I have experienced that our circle work walks around humans and silently settles next to what is real and necessary in their lives. Sessions have a flow, guiding us about conditions of being a human, also inviting any theme to emerge. Nothing to be taught, inviting for all truths and allowing for patterns to be noticed… I experience it as a transformation in me. And what do these experiences mean to them, having been used to daily roles for a giant system of culture and economy? It may take an individual six months to be able to reply as “I am fine” rather than “we are fine”, taping in what they feel as an individual. And yet at the second, I fall to the trap of “achievement”, they will recite Rumi or another poet about hearts and souls. the word “right” hardly ever resonates, and yet “just” is pushed to the table constantly. I see, there, the face of resilience in the form of acceptance, on the second i fall to the trap of romanticizing, they will shock me with cruelty towards themselves or their community. In the journey, our patterns interlink or delink and we become something that I don’t know and also that we are not trying to define. We are rather busy by experiencing and being without targets, goals, evaluations and yet, with inevitable shifts.

About Cihan Koral:

Cihan performs as a facilitator/unconsultant, holding spaces with ToU, Deep Democracy, AoH, Sociocracy, Way of Circle and NVC…She focuses on the inclusiveness and restorative aspect of human rights for all individuals and communities, either via her personal work or through NGO Hasat(Harvest) where she is a co-founder.

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