Sacred Spaces

I recently had some conversations with prospective clients on the need for alignment and coherence of physical and emotional space when trying to create great experiences. I started to call them “sacred spaces”. As you know by now, I am not in the events business. I am in the business of creating high quality feedback…

Petervan Productions – Jan 2017 update

Petervan Photoshop collage as part of study on Peter Doig Theme: Culture and Nature – Dec 2016 Happy New Year to you, your friends and your family! Hope you are doing well. As you know, I left Innotribe/SWIFT in Nov 2016 for a long term sabbatical to create my own thing under the Petervan Productions…

Right spaces for humans

As many of you know, since begin November I am trying to create my own thing called “Petervan Productions”. The scaffolding is already in the works for many years, and I am still hesitating whether I will once publish the 100+ page reflections on the intentions of all this, what I think this enables, and…

Skyscrapers inhabited by machines

Project X building, lower Manhattan at 33 Thomas Street, NYC This week, The Intercept ran a fascinating article– well, quite disturbing actually – describing the possible surveillance roles of building Project-X, an AT&T owned property in the middle of Manhattan, sitting on top of some major telephone and communication switches (and apparently many other buildings…

Le Métier

“Métier” is usually defined as: profession, craft, craftsmanship, and workmanship. I already touched on this in my blog post on Craftmanship (Sep 2015). Craftsmanship, Historical Coherence, Musicality, Authentic Observation, and Creating The Dance between host and guest are critical components of the Essence of Work. Tradition is about building on the shoulders of giants, to…