SOCIETY IS THE SCULPTURE
WE ALL CREATE TOGETHER
At Magenta, we help change agents harness the power of creativity and inner work for massive impact.
Our clients are foundations, nonprofits, and cross-sector alliances of change agents who want to make a massive and positive impact in the world.
Drawing from the discipline of “Social Sculpture,” we help our clients achieve results by setting up creative environments that enable collaboration, systems thinking, inner work, rigorous social science research, and deep collective creativity. In practice, this means working with people at all levels of a social problem to bring new cultural, economic, and political realities to life at all scales, from the personal to the societal.
Culture, creativity, and diversity can be harnessed for massive, systemic change. Here are a few examples of our Social Sculpture work.
One of our very first adventures took place at Castle Borl in Slovenia. An ancient castle overlooking the Drava River, Borl was a "grail castle," a sacred site in the middle ages. We helped organize festivals, rebuild the castle, and host thousands of leaders from around the world in a context of intercultural meeting, artistic activity, and peace-building.
We are currently helping an alliance of organizations launch a multi-stakeholder initiative designed to help Zimbabwe transition to a peaceful, prosperous future after the abrupt resignation of Robert Mugabe, who was president for 37 years. At the heart of the project is "The Baobab," a space for healing, capacity building, and supporting the nation's most relevant social innovations.
SARAJEVO STONE CIRCLE (CONCEPT)
SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
In keeping with the tradition of art, architecture, and other creative studios, we also have "concept" projects that haven't yet been realized. One of them is the Sarajevo Stone Circle. When we visited Sarajevo after the war, we imagined a stone ring around the city — a testament to the past crisis and a universal symbol representing peace, protection, and safety.
We see people as thinking, feeling, acting, creative beings, and believe that anyone can be invited and engaged into moments of co-creation. This is why we work with the truly human at every scale, from individuals to teams, organizations, and whole societies.
We hired Magenta to help us more fully engage our workforce, leaders, and other stakeholders in our ongoing service to the greater Vancouver region. They helped us devise efficient, powerful ways of innovating, learning, and creating across our organization. We’re deploying them in all our work, big and small — with wonderful results.
Tanya Sather - Executive Co-Director, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion
We partnered with Magenta to co-lead our development program for senior executives in one of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies. The Magenta team played a highly significant role in curriculum development and overall leadership of the program. Both our client and we as Reos were enormously pleased with the quality of Magenta’s contribution to the project. Magenta understands both the big picture as well as the nuts and bolts for successful inner leadership development. Highly recommended.
Robbie Macpherson - Director at Adaptable Leadership & Partner at Reos Partners Australia
Magenta provided a sensitive, personal and supportive approach to enhancing our strengths while inspiring us to go beyond our expectations. Their accessible methods equipped us with tools for implementing beyond their program.
Shalini Agrawal - Director at Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts
I worked with Magenta over a number of months both as part of a senior leadership group exploring our personal leadership and also with one on one coaching. My experience was transformative. I was challenged to think extremely differently about the world, myself, others and my business. On a personal level I resolved many issues that had been holding me back. I have used the tools that I was given with my team subsequently and have received similarly amazing feedback from them.
Julian Clarke - Executive Director, Human Resources, Global Enterprise & Services and International & New Business, Telstra
I was part of a team serving a complex scenario building process. We had excellent collective calls with Magenta and also individual coaching sessions. I found those individual sessions to be extremely useful, helping me to connect to my source, improve my communications and co-working practices, and align my attention with my intention. Every minute of each conversation was so full of meaning!