Elements of Emergent Strategy

  • Mycelium: part of the fungus that grows underground. Connects roots to one another and breaks down plant material to create healthier ecosystems. Interconnectedness. Remediation. Detoxification
  • Ants: function through individual aunts acting collectively in accord with simple, local information to carry on all of their survival activities. Every ant relies on the work of clothes in producing their own work. Cooperative work. Collective sustainability.
  • Ferns: form of fractal. Fractal is an object or quantity that displays self-similarity. Small scale solutions impact the whole system. Use similar principles to build at all scales.
  • Wavicle: wave-particle duality suggests that all objects exhibit both wave and particle properties. Between observations, as it evolves on its own, it behaves like a wave; distributed across space, exploring different intermixing paths to all possible destinations. When its location or speed is measured, it appears definite and concrete, like a particle. Its wave nature gives this measurement a curious property: the more certain we are about either speed or position, the more uncertain we become about the other. Uncertainty/doubt. Valuing both process and outcome.
  • Starlings: starling murmurations can react to their environment as a group without a central leader orchestrating their choices; in an instant, any part of the flock can transform the movement of the whole flock. Collective leadership/partnership. Adaptability.
  • Dandelions. Resilience. Resistance. Regeneration. Decentralization.



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Morgan Moone

Morgan Moone

Attorney, Reproductive Health Advocate, and Community Journalism Editor Working at the Intersection of Law and Public Health