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The '''Art of Hosting''' is the practice of turning yourself into a host while interacting with other people. You are hosting the interactions you have and create space for meaningful interactions.
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The '''Art of Hosting''' is the practice of turning yourself into a host while you interact with others. You host the interactions you have and create space for mutual empowerment.
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==Concept==
 
==Concept==
The Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter is a practice for all who aspire to learn and find new ways of working with others to create innovative and comprehensive solutions.
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The "Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter" (as the name of the concept goes) is a practice for all who aspire to learn and find new ways of living and working with others to create innovative and comprehensive solutions. It is a process orientated interpersonal learning technique.
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The current generation of Art of Hosting practitioners generally use practices such as [[Open Space]], [[World Cafe]], [[Circle]] and [[Appreciative Inquiry]].
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These techniques of bringing people together (based on shared intentations):
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* develop sharing in communities
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* spark communities of practice
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* encourage social transformation
  
The current generation of Art of Hosting practitioners are using several practices such as [[Open Space]] Technology, [[World Cafe]], [[Circle]], and [[Appreciative Inquiry]] in creative and effective ways. This fosters learning in communities or organizations, ignites communities of practice, and strategically encourages social change. These processes foster synergy and provide ways for people to engage with intention, design deliberately, focus on outcomes, and support deliberate action.  
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These processes foster synergy and provide ways for people to engage with intention, design deliberately, focus on outcomes and support deliberate action [http://berkana.org/berkana/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=14&Itemid=92].  
  
 
==Daily Life==
 
==Daily Life==
The Art of Hosting can be applied to any space where people gather, like meetings, gatherings, conferences, [[online communities]] and places were people live together.
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The Art of Hosting can be applied to any space where people gather: shared houses, co-work spaces, soup kitchens, tea-houses, conferences, [[online communities]].
 
 
With this practice in mind, you as a host tries to make the most out of your interactions with all others, for you, for the other, for both of you, as well as for who yet has to arrive.  
 
  
Most people already have hosting-experience, for example when they host a party. They welcome new arrivals, ask how they are doing and do their best to create a welcoming atmosphere, to set the scene and create space for interactions. The Art of Hosting is about extending this concept to also other facets of life.
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This practice in mind you intend to make the most of your interactions with others (the core of learning), for you, for the other, for you together, and for those to come. To find the other.
  
For the purpose of [[sharing]], it is important to embrace the practice of the Art of Hosting. Potentially everyone is a host. A concept that is closely associated with behaving as a host, is the one of a facilitator or enabler.  
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Most people already have hosting-experience, for example when hosting a party. The 'Art of Hosting' is about extending this concept to also other facets of life when people meet to interact. You create an inclusive space for interactions by setting a welcoming atmosphere, greet the arrivals, ask how they do, and empowering everyone to interact.
  
==More information==
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For the [[wikipedia:praxis|praxis]] of [[sharing]], the Art of Hosting is a great concept to learn from. A concept closely associated with 'being a host', is the one of a facilitator or enabler.
  
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==Discover more==
 
* http://www.artofhosting.org/
 
* http://www.artofhosting.org/
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* http://www.interchange.dk/practices/artofhosting/
  
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Revision as of 01:00, 17 October 2009

The Art of Hosting is the practice of turning yourself into a host while you interact with others. You host the interactions you have and create space for mutual empowerment.


Concept

The "Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter" (as the name of the concept goes) is a practice for all who aspire to learn and find new ways of living and working with others to create innovative and comprehensive solutions. It is a process orientated interpersonal learning technique.

The current generation of Art of Hosting practitioners generally use practices such as Open Space, World Cafe, Circle and Appreciative Inquiry.

These techniques of bringing people together (based on shared intentations):

  • develop sharing in communities
  • spark communities of practice
  • encourage social transformation

These processes foster synergy and provide ways for people to engage with intention, design deliberately, focus on outcomes and support deliberate action [1].

Daily Life

The Art of Hosting can be applied to any space where people gather: shared houses, co-work spaces, soup kitchens, tea-houses, conferences, online communities.

This practice in mind you intend to make the most of your interactions with others (the core of learning), for you, for the other, for you together, and for those to come. To find the other.

Most people already have hosting-experience, for example when hosting a party. The 'Art of Hosting' is about extending this concept to also other facets of life when people meet to interact. You create an inclusive space for interactions by setting a welcoming atmosphere, greet the arrivals, ask how they do, and empowering everyone to interact.

For the praxis of sharing, the Art of Hosting is a great concept to learn from. A concept closely associated with 'being a host', is the one of a facilitator or enabler.

Discover more