Sensing the Social Body

k.kovacs Radio evolve

An interview with Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi

Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi make a powerful and unusual team. Each of them works with sensing and presencing the field that holds us. Otto’s pioneering research with Theory U and the Presencing Institute has opened new horizons of human creativity. Awarana is a dance artist and meditation teacher. Together

they have developed a new art form, which they call Social Presencing Theatre, a method to develop a collective perception for the social field and to build the capacity to learn how to ongoingly develop such fields. We interviewed Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi together for the last issue of our German magazine evolve, which proved to be a powerful example of creating a social field. This week on Radio evolve, Thomas Steininger shares with us this remarkable conversation with Otto Scharmer and Arawana Hayashi that in itself is a fascinating investigation into the field of social mindfulness.