Cultural Transformation

Description: Reflection on the findings of the transformation processes in which we have participated leads us to the question: How does the flow of change occur? We assume that transformation processes are a constant flow around a systemic identity that is preserved and therefore it is pertinent to make that identity conscious. The traditional observation of change processes compares a before and an after, hiding the present that makes it possible. At Ecohumanos we believe that the changes can be explained by historical regularities of a given system, manifested in a continuously changing present. This research favors asking how we do what we do and what we like about what we are doing, rather than asking about “the problem” or what we want to change. This way of approaching transformation processes, from the appreciative approach, is also coherent with the way in which we believe change happens from a systemic approach: What is central in change is not the change itself, but what is preserved in the flow of change, since what is preserved is what defines what can change in any dynamic relational situation (Humberto Maturana and Ximena Dávila, 2009). This implies abandoning the linear view commonly used to design transformation processes, where one identifies where one wants to go and then draws a plan in which there are certain actions to be developed, for a perspective that starts from the organization of the system to facilitate change within the dynamics that make sense for itself.

Humanitarian Engineering Training

Supporting future engineers in the transformation of their understanding, in the change of look, for the systemic understanding of their projects and their approach with the communities for the co-construction of engineering solutions that transform lives.

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