The Center

As an independent knowledge center, Life Strategy Center (LSC) aims to build a creative space for connecting THEORY and PRACTICE.
Life Strategy Center uses the following model to develop its strategy.
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The phase 1 refers to a dialogue between the “Life” thematic space and the “Strategy” thematic space. We will use double theme strategy to conduct a Knowledge Curation project about A New Concept of “Life Strategy”.
The phase 2 refers to a collective project that aims to build An Independent Knowledge Center in which we can apply the tacit knowledge about the concept of “Life Strategy” to various applications such as research, design, and education.
The phase 3 refers to a platform for supporting a collective movement of Building 100 Life Strategy Centers around the world.

The Model

The above model is inspired by . Each phase refers to a focus. The three-phase development is inspired by the following diagram which is one of a series of diagrams in the book.
I used the above diagram to explain the concept of “culture” from the perspective of Project-oriented Activity Theory. It zooms out to a large view that connects the Individual mind (Idea) and Collective theme (Zeitgeist) through Collective Projects (Concept).

Three Knowledge Frameworks

The about diagram also mentions three knowledge frameworks I am working on:
Each knowledge framework could be adapted to support one phase of the Building Knowledge Enterprise (BKE) Activity.
The Knowledge Curation framework offers a series of tools for developing thematic spaces. For example, the above Theme U diagram is an important tool for watching the landscape of a theoretical theme.
I’d like to recommend two books for phase I.
Curativity: The Ecological Approach to General Curation Practice (2019)
Knowledge Discovery: Developing Tacit Knowledge with Thematic Space Canvas (2022)
Curativity offers a new theory called Curativity Theory. One of its applications is the Knowledge Curation framework.
Knowledge Discovery is the outcome of the Slow Cognition project (Phase I).

The Project Engagement approach is inspired by Activity Theory, especially Project-oriented Activity Theory. I’d like to recommend two books for phase 2.
Project-oriented Activity Theory (2021)
Cultural Projection Analysis (2022)
While Project-oriented Activity Theory (2021) introduces a brand new theoretical approach to human activity, Cultural Projection Analysis (2022) focuses on a particular research method for the Project Engagement approach.

The concept of “Knowledge Community” points to two themes: the “Knowledge” theme and the “Community” theme.
From the perspective of adult development, a knowledge community is a developmental platform for knowledge workers. Thus, we can apply the Platform-for-Development framework for building a knowledge community. It encourages the owners of a knowledge community to focus on offering valuable supportances for knowledge workers.
From the perspective of cultural development, a knowledge community is a connected hub of “Themes of Practice”. In 2019, I developed the idea “Themes of Practice” in order to discuss the “meaning” of the meaningful whole for my book . I realized the notion of “Theme” is a great tool for curating experiences and actions.
Again, I’d like to recommend two books for phase 3.
Platform for Development: The Ecology of Adult Development in the 21st Century (2021)
Themes of Practice: The Information Architecture of Social Life (2021)

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