Jordan is creating a new forms production studio.
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I've been studying the cultural landscape ever since I can remember. We moved a lot throughout my childhood and my 3rd grade year was spent in China (as culturally foreign a place as an 8 year old could imagine).  In 7th grade I had a radio show at the local college, each week borrowing a backpack full of CDs and immersing myself in the world of contemporary music.  At 15 years old I went to a Grateful Dead concert, at 17 my first rave.  By 19 I was spending my college vacations touring the country, receiving a uniquely experiential education in the way that community comes together around live music.  Over the following 5 years I lived in London, San Francisco, and Brooklyn.  In each I observed the various ways that human creativity expressed itself and was put on display to shape (and be shaped by) society; from art museum to warehouse party, from medieval cathedral to Burning Man

At 25, I met the work of Rudolf Steiner and found a frame big enough to include the diverse ideas that had been forming inside of me. The notion that human consciousness itself was evolving fit with the phenomenon of my life.  I studied Steiner's insights and traveled the world visiting the practical legacy of Waldorf Education, Biodynamic Farming, Camphill Communities and more.  Slowly the ground came up to meet visions that had always felt like they were visiting from the future.  A friend once joked that when we were in conversation he had "Vujà Dé" - the reoccurring feeling that we were catching a glimpse of what could be. 

And now, approaching 40 years old, there is the feeling that the future is asking me to take another important step. What are the social and artistic practices that would constitute my "studio"? What would it look like to spend one year intentionally applying everything I've long been learning?

This is Where You Come In 
My research continually brings me back to the power of community. Over the years, I've produced literally hundreds of social events.  Like all good prototyping processes, there have been shining successes and there have been glorious failures.  But now, I'm asking for more than your attendance at my next gathering.  I'm asking you to consider joining a circle of support through the coming four season.  Let's see what new cultural values results when I work creatively on behalf of an engaged community for the next 12 months!

This Patreon campaign allows for this support to be articulated financially, but we both know that I'm writing about something much greater than that.  I'm looking to put my biographical experiences, interests, and gifts in service to what brings you and I most fully alive.  And I'm looking for your wise council as I proceed to articulate what it is that I'm here on earth to do.

Subscribe to the New Forms Cultural Digest
For a couple of bucks a month you'll receive a quarterly digest of the activities I'm applying myself to.  There will be an original flyer inviting you to a seasonal festival I produce. The digest may also include original essays, artwork, and recorded conversations.  

Tangible and In Print 
For every pledge of $10 or more a month, this cultural digest will arrive in your post box as a tangible object of mystery and wonder, no two exactly alike.  You're name will also appear on the discounted tickets list to all of the events that I produce.

Participate in the Collaboratory
For those who know me well enough to invest into a more in-depth relationship - the Collaboratory is a space where new projects are born!  This is a laboratory where we explore the realms of mutual benefit. It may be unorthodox for a rewards side-bar, but it's an effort at the sort of flip I'm sensing is necessary to tell the new economic story that will accompany the cultural renaissance we look to serve.  And for those already in collaboration with me - the upper tiers of the rewards bar might provide a way for us to make that interaction more transparent to the rest of the growing community.

Organizational Sponsorship
More interesting to me than putting another initiative, organization, or company into the world, is the idea of cultural eco-systems. How does our work interact and intersect with one another to strengthen a network arising in between?  This is a guiding question for me and one that I'd like to help facilitate exploring together.  With your monthly support of $100 or more we can make this network more visible and I will include your organization as underwriting sponsor in the events and publications that are produced.    

Where We Are Headed
This Summer, we'll broadcast out with the fruits of our first Cultural Digest and seek to connect with others in alignment with this work and grow the concentric rings.  Please subscribe and get in conversation - I'd love to hear from you! 
  
Fall 2018, I'll assist meditation teacher and author Lisa Romero as she embarks on her first west coast lecture tour and allowing the second cultural digest to school me in where my learning edges are.  The Collaboratory may make appearances at several gatherings - including the possibility of assisting in the documentation and creation of a social space at the 2018 Biodynamic Association Conference.

Winter
will bring a new forms almanac, a tool for reflection and setting intention for the year ahead.   

Spring 2019
will complete the one year cycle with the Fourth festival and cultural digest. 


Examples of Past Work and More Articulation of What I Do 
I have studied and prototyped extensively in the area(s) where art, education and sacred experience intersect. I have a long history of producing events. I've organized community festivals, curated art exhibitions, planned conferences, DJ'd conscious dance parties, and hosted conversation circles.

My passion is to create a Creative Context around educational programs, to highlight the transformative element of art performances or exhibitions, and to bring the lens of spiritual science to everything I am working on.  Here are links to some projects I've helped produce in recent years where one might be able to glimpse this "new form" approach:

Spring 2018 - Equinox Conscious Dance Gathering - Mettabee Farm, Ghent, NY

Spring 2016 - The Lazarus Project interdisciplinary art exhibition - Hudson, NY

Winter 2016 - newARTschool workshop and lecture series - East Coast Tour

Summer 2012 - 2014 - Artist in Residence at Creative Compound West - Point Reyes Station, CA

Winter 2011 - Research Grant into New Forms of Adult Education at the Goetheanum- Dornach, Switzerland

Fall 2010 - Alchemical Research Residency with Geometrician Frank Chester - Spring Valley, NY

Fall 2009 -The Mercury In America Cross-country Bus Tour - U.S.A.


Conclusion
If you believe in what I am doing, I would be honored to have you support me through this Patreon account.  Your financial support allows me to pursue my work regardless of whether an individual project is able to generate a living wage.  While your gift can be recurring monthly or a one-time gift, I am hoping for a full 12 months to allow the project run through a full year.

Thank you for being in my intimate circle, for the advise you give and for the signs of faith in me which will serve as the literal underpinnings of the voyages ahead.

with love,
Jordan 
@newformsproject.org
(415) 726-1377 


Tiers
Showing Support
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU.  Much more than the dollar amount, it means a lot to have signs of support!  With any dollar amount you will receive Patreon-dedicated announcements about upcoming projects and reports on projects after they have happened.
Subscribe to the Cultural Digest
$3 or more per month
EARTH. As part of a new quarterly cultural digest, you will receive a seasonal exploration of the Zeitgeist of our times.  Each digest will be a unique multi-media artifact and may include recordings and images, essays and other poetic engagements.  This tier receives an electronic version of the digest 4 times a year.
Tangible and In Print
$10 or more per month
WATER.  Along with the online version, a limited edition version of the cultural digest will arrive in your post box as a tangible object of mystery and wonder, no two exactly alike.  Your name will also appear on the discounted tickets list to all of the events that I produce.
The Collaboratory
$50 or more per month
AIR. Receive everything above - electronic and hard copy digest as well an invitation into the Collaboratory. This is a laboratory for experiments in collaboration, and we are the social scientists!  I'm looking for all sorts of ways, online and real world, to work with other creators and here is where our cultural flourishing pollinates each other and new creations are born!
Individual Producers and Organizational Partners
$100 or more per month
FIRE. Here is the supportive warmth that facilitates all the transformative movement.  Along with everything above, Individual Producers and Organizational Partners will have their logos and websites represented on all the projects that result from this work.  It truly is a cultural eco-system and this is the underwriting sponsorship to make that network visible!
Patron
$500 or more per month
GRATITUDE. The beginning and the ending.  Thank you for the encouragement to offer myself in service to the greater community.
Goals
$96 of $800 per month
Support a year of cultural curation.  Whether witnessing the results or immersed in the discovery process - please join me as we move through the 4 quarters of the Earth's turn around the Sun! 

1 of 1
I've been studying the cultural landscape ever since I can remember. We moved a lot throughout my childhood and my 3rd grade year was spent in China (as culturally foreign a place as an 8 year old could imagine).  In 7th grade I had a radio show at the local college, each week borrowing a backpack full of CDs and immersing myself in the world of contemporary music.  At 15 years old I went to a Grateful Dead concert, at 17 my first rave.  By 19 I was spending my college vacations touring the country, receiving a uniquely experiential education in the way that community comes together around live music.  Over the following 5 years I lived in London, San Francisco, and Brooklyn.  In each I observed the various ways that human creativity expressed itself and was put on display to shape (and be shaped by) society; from art museum to warehouse party, from medieval cathedral to Burning Man

At 25, I met the work of Rudolf Steiner and found a frame big enough to include the diverse ideas that had been forming inside of me. The notion that human consciousness itself was evolving fit with the phenomenon of my life.  I studied Steiner's insights and traveled the world visiting the practical legacy of Waldorf Education, Biodynamic Farming, Camphill Communities and more.  Slowly the ground came up to meet visions that had always felt like they were visiting from the future.  A friend once joked that when we were in conversation he had "Vujà Dé" - the reoccurring feeling that we were catching a glimpse of what could be. 

And now, approaching 40 years old, there is the feeling that the future is asking me to take another important step. What are the social and artistic practices that would constitute my "studio"? What would it look like to spend one year intentionally applying everything I've long been learning?

This is Where You Come In 
My research continually brings me back to the power of community. Over the years, I've produced literally hundreds of social events.  Like all good prototyping processes, there have been shining successes and there have been glorious failures.  But now, I'm asking for more than your attendance at my next gathering.  I'm asking you to consider joining a circle of support through the coming four season.  Let's see what new cultural values results when I work creatively on behalf of an engaged community for the next 12 months!

This Patreon campaign allows for this support to be articulated financially, but we both know that I'm writing about something much greater than that.  I'm looking to put my biographical experiences, interests, and gifts in service to what brings you and I most fully alive.  And I'm looking for your wise council as I proceed to articulate what it is that I'm here on earth to do.

Subscribe to the New Forms Cultural Digest
For a couple of bucks a month you'll receive a quarterly digest of the activities I'm applying myself to.  There will be an original flyer inviting you to a seasonal festival I produce. The digest may also include original essays, artwork, and recorded conversations.  

Tangible and In Print 
For every pledge of $10 or more a month, this cultural digest will arrive in your post box as a tangible object of mystery and wonder, no two exactly alike.  You're name will also appear on the discounted tickets list to all of the events that I produce.

Participate in the Collaboratory
For those who know me well enough to invest into a more in-depth relationship - the Collaboratory is a space where new projects are born!  This is a laboratory where we explore the realms of mutual benefit. It may be unorthodox for a rewards side-bar, but it's an effort at the sort of flip I'm sensing is necessary to tell the new economic story that will accompany the cultural renaissance we look to serve.  And for those already in collaboration with me - the upper tiers of the rewards bar might provide a way for us to make that interaction more transparent to the rest of the growing community.

Organizational Sponsorship
More interesting to me than putting another initiative, organization, or company into the world, is the idea of cultural eco-systems. How does our work interact and intersect with one another to strengthen a network arising in between?  This is a guiding question for me and one that I'd like to help facilitate exploring together.  With your monthly support of $100 or more we can make this network more visible and I will include your organization as underwriting sponsor in the events and publications that are produced.    

Where We Are Headed
This Summer, we'll broadcast out with the fruits of our first Cultural Digest and seek to connect with others in alignment with this work and grow the concentric rings.  Please subscribe and get in conversation - I'd love to hear from you! 
  
Fall 2018, I'll assist meditation teacher and author Lisa Romero as she embarks on her first west coast lecture tour and allowing the second cultural digest to school me in where my learning edges are.  The Collaboratory may make appearances at several gatherings - including the possibility of assisting in the documentation and creation of a social space at the 2018 Biodynamic Association Conference.

Winter
will bring a new forms almanac, a tool for reflection and setting intention for the year ahead.   

Spring 2019
will complete the one year cycle with the Fourth festival and cultural digest. 


Examples of Past Work and More Articulation of What I Do 
I have studied and prototyped extensively in the area(s) where art, education and sacred experience intersect. I have a long history of producing events. I've organized community festivals, curated art exhibitions, planned conferences, DJ'd conscious dance parties, and hosted conversation circles.

My passion is to create a Creative Context around educational programs, to highlight the transformative element of art performances or exhibitions, and to bring the lens of spiritual science to everything I am working on.  Here are links to some projects I've helped produce in recent years where one might be able to glimpse this "new form" approach:

Spring 2018 - Equinox Conscious Dance Gathering - Mettabee Farm, Ghent, NY

Spring 2016 - The Lazarus Project interdisciplinary art exhibition - Hudson, NY

Winter 2016 - newARTschool workshop and lecture series - East Coast Tour

Summer 2012 - 2014 - Artist in Residence at Creative Compound West - Point Reyes Station, CA

Winter 2011 - Research Grant into New Forms of Adult Education at the Goetheanum- Dornach, Switzerland

Fall 2010 - Alchemical Research Residency with Geometrician Frank Chester - Spring Valley, NY

Fall 2009 -The Mercury In America Cross-country Bus Tour - U.S.A.


Conclusion
If you believe in what I am doing, I would be honored to have you support me through this Patreon account.  Your financial support allows me to pursue my work regardless of whether an individual project is able to generate a living wage.  While your gift can be recurring monthly or a one-time gift, I am hoping for a full 12 months to allow the project run through a full year.

Thank you for being in my intimate circle, for the advise you give and for the signs of faith in me which will serve as the literal underpinnings of the voyages ahead.

with love,
Jordan 
@newformsproject.org
(415) 726-1377 


Recent posts by Jordan

Tiers
Showing Support
$1 or more per month
THANK YOU.  Much more than the dollar amount, it means a lot to have signs of support!  With any dollar amount you will receive Patreon-dedicated announcements about upcoming projects and reports on projects after they have happened.
Subscribe to the Cultural Digest
$3 or more per month
EARTH. As part of a new quarterly cultural digest, you will receive a seasonal exploration of the Zeitgeist of our times.  Each digest will be a unique multi-media artifact and may include recordings and images, essays and other poetic engagements.  This tier receives an electronic version of the digest 4 times a year.
Tangible and In Print
$10 or more per month
WATER.  Along with the online version, a limited edition version of the cultural digest will arrive in your post box as a tangible object of mystery and wonder, no two exactly alike.  Your name will also appear on the discounted tickets list to all of the events that I produce.
The Collaboratory
$50 or more per month
AIR. Receive everything above - electronic and hard copy digest as well an invitation into the Collaboratory. This is a laboratory for experiments in collaboration, and we are the social scientists!  I'm looking for all sorts of ways, online and real world, to work with other creators and here is where our cultural flourishing pollinates each other and new creations are born!
Individual Producers and Organizational Partners
$100 or more per month
FIRE. Here is the supportive warmth that facilitates all the transformative movement.  Along with everything above, Individual Producers and Organizational Partners will have their logos and websites represented on all the projects that result from this work.  It truly is a cultural eco-system and this is the underwriting sponsorship to make that network visible!
Patron
$500 or more per month
GRATITUDE. The beginning and the ending.  Thank you for the encouragement to offer myself in service to the greater community.