Climate Consciousness Summit

Nora Bateson
Award-winning | Filmmaker | Writer & Educator
“Combining” – Our Ability to Loosen Stuckness and Create Possibility

Highlights from this session:

Nora talks about her definition of "warm data", which refers to information that is living, interactive and constantly changing. She emphasises the importance of this type of information for understanding the complexity of life and the polycrisis we find ourselves in, and ultimately the need for a different relationship with information. In this context, she also discusses the oppositions of stuckness and her concept of possibility.

“The apparent stuckness of any situation is not static; it is not still. Ever-adjusting processes are holding the stuck-ness in place.”

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Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson, is an award-winning filmmaker, research designer, writer, educator, international lecturer, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute based in Sweden. She is the creator of the Warm Data theory and practices. Nora’s work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. 

She wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father Gregory Bateson.
Her first book, Small Arcs of Larger Circles, released by Triarchy Press, UK, 2016 is a revolutionary personal approach to the study of systems and complexity.

In her latest second book Combining, Nora invites us into an ecology of communication where nothing stands alone, and every action sets off a chain of incalculable consequences. She challenges conventional fixes for our problems, highlighting the need to tackle issues at multiple levels, understand interdependence, and embrace ambiguity.

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