Copenhagen Center (CoCHE) – Vision
The Copenhagen Center for Human Emergence
The Copenhagen Center for Human Emergence (CoCHE) was launched
on May 12, 2004. Dr. Don Beck, creator of the Human Memome project
and Spiral Dynamics Integral, joined with Teddy Larsen, a business
leader in Denmark and Europe, in forming the Center. Denmark was
selected as our assessment instruments detected high levels of
conceptual processing in a culture of elegant design and natural
flows, as well as an engaging energy and optimism in the youth,
a respect for the importance of tradition and cultural emergence,
along with a determination to play a larger role in Scandinavia,
Europe, and the planet as a whole.
CoCHE will focus on the entire process of "human emergence",
utilizing the evolutionary template based on the seminal work
of Clare W. Graves, the Spiral Dynamics popularization, as well
as the expansive Integral perspective. While this is not simply
yet another international organization dedicated to either peace
or conflict reduction, its efforts over the next decade will confront
the dynamic factors that generate levels of violence, terrorism,
and threats to sustainability across many different domains.
We intend to generate high-technology global maps
1) Display the Memetic contours of various human groupings;
2) Identify and enhance all other such global efforts by locating
their "codes" along the emerging spiral
3) Construct the scaffoldings of solutions to major social, political,
economic, spiritual-religious, educational, and environmental
problems and impasses.
Policy driven programs...
Many of the insights and recommendations that we
developed during the decades of work within the South African
microcosm will be made available for the first time within this
global context. (The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future by
Dr. Don Beck and Graham Linscott, will soon be available in a
reprinted version along with updates and observations by the authors.)
No other university center, domestic or international think tank
or NGO, nor even the United Nations and much less foreign affairs
operations, contains these essential complex intelligences and
Integrate, Align, Synergize...
The Center will play a leading role within the
Wilber Integral movement as I-G - Integral Global. The conceptual
and practical capabilities that are being developed within CoCHE
and applied at macro levels (cultures, communities, cities, countries,
regions, provinces, companies, etc.) are unique and comprehensive.
MeshWORKS illustrates how to integrate, align, and synergize the
various branches and functions within the Integral multiverse,
from the Integral University to various other entities and activities.
We already have programs in the field that model how to bring
together and "integrate" families, schools, religious
institutions, business interests, political entities, nongovernmental
organizations, law enforcement, health care, sports and community
leadership, and others, to actually get things accomplished at
global as well as local levels. We intend to develop a cadre of
professionals with these unique skills, vision, and developmental-upliftment-emergence
packages and programs.
To read an introduction by Teddy
Hebo Larsen in Danish, click