Christopher Alexander, an architect, worked with a group of people to develop a set of patterns (e.g. be near a body of water) which hang together capturing what makes buildings/towns work well as living spaces. They called this set of patterns a pattern language, and since then people have attempted to develop pattern languages for other arenas of life.


A Pattern Language, The Timeless Way of Building, and the later Nature of Order, all by Christopher Alexander.

The original wiki was created by Ward Cunningham as a space for programmers to develop a pattern language. So we thought a wiki (and in particular, Wagn) might be a good tool for gathering patterns about good meetings / conversations that matter / group process.

On patterns and pattern languages in general:


Fearless Change by Manns and Rising (Don Benson)


This is a living story of the Process Arts, including many particular Process. Anyone can browse; if you'd like to edit things, or add a process, you may request an account.






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  • You can open and close cards in place. Just click on ~1383/3259.png or the card name.
  • To get to the page (and web address) for a card, click on ~1709/3792.png.
  • When you're editing, to create links within the website (even to a card that doesn't yet exist), put double square brackets around some text, like this.

To learn more see the Wagn documentation.


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see where we are also listing similar practices

  --Michel Bauwens (Not signed in).....Sun Jan 31 00:53:33 -0800 2010

The Bohm Dialogue, especially Collective Reflection has significance for me in terms of artistic critique and dialogue.

If one wanted to connect this to Jungian thought I'd relate to that.

  --Srule Brachman (Not signed in).....Mon May 21 17:09:16 +0000 2012





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