What is Cultural Emergence? 

Cultural Emergence is an invitation to create cultures of personal leadership, collective wisdom and Earth care. Emergence initiates breakthroughs that expand our thinking and enable us to build personal and collective resilience, and embody new ways of being and interacting.  It nourishes and empowers us to design the world we want to live in. 

Welcome to Cultural Emergence. I have been co-creating these empowering tools since 2016, with inspiration from many people. Around the world there are people who are using Cultural Emergence in their lives, families and communities for positive change. It is a joy to share Cultural Emergence with you, and to anticipate the positive ripples that may arise. I am excited to welcome you on this adventure into a hopeful future.

Looby Macnamara
Author of Cultural Emergence - A Toolkit for Transforming Ourselves and the Worlld

out now new Cultural Emergence book

Looby Macnamara, international thought leader and teacher, introduces Cultural Emergence, a framework and toolkit that enables us to design the world we want to live in. It activates healing and revolutionises our approach to creating life-sustaining and regenerative cultures.

Drawing upon the lineages of indigenous wisdom, permaculture design and systems thinking, Cultural Emergence is a profoundly effective toolkit for creating a new understanding of culture.

SPECIAL OFFER FREE Cultural Emergence Principles colouring book PDF with Cultural Emergence worth £4.50.

Cultural Emergence belongs in the hands of every change maker

Author of Permaculture Design

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Over 300 pages filled with stories, illustrations and activities

Cultural Emergence Birthday Week

It’s been a year since Cultural Emergence - A toolkit for Transforming Ourselves & the World by Looby Macnamara, went to press.

At this 1 year anniversary to celebrate we had 3 events  to share designs, stories, music, poems, visuals and future plans.

Click here to check out what we did and see recording of some of the events

Events and Courses Coming UP 

Cultural Emergence Courses Connection Zoom Call

29th June 6-7.30pm

Connect with Looby Macnamara, Regina Paul and Leona Johnson who are the facilitators of the Peace-Empowerment-And-Cultural-Emergence (PEACE) Course at Applewood Permaculture Center in August 2022.

Come and get a taste of what’s it’s like to be on a cultural emergence course. Meet others in the learning community and find out about the different learning pathways. Your opportunity to meet and ask questions. 

Watch this video from Looby, Leona and Regina to find out more about the PEACE Course. 

PEACE Course - in Person

New Date

16th - 21st August 2022

In Person with Looby Macnamara,
Leona Johnson & Regina Paul

PEACE - Peace, Empowerment And Cultural Emergence Course is an opportunity to deeply connect with ourselves, each other and the more than human world, finding peace and empowerment within ourselves. 

Early bird offer - 10% off - ends 31st May

CEED Course - In Person


15th - 18th September 2022

In Person with Looby Macnamara 

During the CEED (Cultural Emergence Effective Design) course you will learn how we can manifest our goals and visions effectively  and make a design for yourself or your organisation to create a culture of effectiveness using the 'Design Web'

Early bird Offer - 10% OFF - Ends 19th July

Celebrating 10 Years of People & Permaculture

Designing personal, collective and planetary well-being,

It’s been 10 years since Looby published People & Permaculture - Designing personal, collective and planetary well-being, in March 2012.

People & Permaculture is a pioneering book, it was the first book globally to explore how to use permaculture design and principles for people. It widened the definition of permaculture and takes it into the heart of our own lives, relationships and society. It helped launch and evolve the social permaculture movement.

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