James Alexander Arnfinsen

James Alexander Arnfinsen has a teaching qualification from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), while also being trained in dialogue facilitation, conflict resolution and mindfulness. He is currently working as a teacher in Trondheim, Norway and as a mediator through the Norwegian Mediation and Reconciliation Service. He also runs his own company Agent for Endring (“agent for change”). An other important affiliation is his engagement with the network Sustainable Co-Creation, a three year leadership program led by Steen Hildebrandt and Michael Stubberup from Denmark, together with Arawana Hayashi and Otto Scharmer from Presencing Institute. In his free time he practices Aikido, a Japanese martial art that in it´s essence is about creating a healing relationship towards oneself and others. You can contact James at james.arnfinsen@gmail.com.


Natural Farming and the Life and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka

In Fukuoka’s book The One-Straw Revolution there is a point which is often quoted, namely that the goal of natural farming is not the cultivation of plants, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.

December 7, 2015


The Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision

Interview with Fritjof Capra author of The Tao of Physics (1975) and co-author of the Systems View of Life – A Unifying Vision (2014).

May 4, 2015

The commons as an approach to governance, sustainable resource management and social wellbeing

Countless examples suggest that cooperation and care for others is an important part of human culture and that often self interest and common interests are aligned and not opposed.

September 26, 2014


Creating buildings and environments that support life

Why is it that so much of what has been built for the last 100 years seem to go against what we have consciously and unconsciously learned throughout our human history (not to mention our almost 2 million years of evolution!)

October 30, 2013

We plant trees, but why?

An interview with Joseph Redwood-Martinez about the documentary ‘One day, everything will be free’ which explores a reforestation initiative in Haiti, namely Sadhana Forest.

May 22, 2013

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