Welcome to the second edition of the Topaz magazine
Once again we have some exciting articles that cover projects and researches
across the Template Network, Europe, including a design for a garden within
a head injury clinic, plans for an innovative animal sanctuary, news of an international
network of musicians and more.
From left: R. Böhringer, A. Böhringer,
S. Funnemann, S. Robins,
Y. B. Christensen, R. Christoffersen,
G. v. Schaik, J. Turner
The driving force behind the Template Network is the common pursuit to understand
and research the fundamental questions of living and to find ways to practically
translate our current best understandings into our personal, family and professional
lives. We recognise that there are many like us who are searching to make better
sense of the world around us and to understand how, as a generation, we are
shaping and influencing the future. We hope this magazine may inspire and encourage
exchange with others who are interested in similar matters.
Our personal and collective quests have naturally led us to collaborate in
trying to discover and develop new templates across many areas of life, including
education, art, science, architecture and more, so as to incorporate the best
of the human potential. Thus, whilst operating independently, each of the projects
involved within the network is often the results of experience and skills being
pooled, a scientist working with an architect, working with a gardener, working
with an environmental specialist, and so on.
We do feel that something about our time provides a unique window of opportunity
where it is possible for people to work together and engage within new, elevated
levels of creative processes.
The Template Network has been forming over many years. What started as a series
of inspirational exchanges and forums has become a network of affiliation and
mutual support that continues to grow and develop into what we believe to be
a high quality international network of people pioneering new templates for
living that really work.
We hope you enjoy the magazine. Please write to us with any of your comments
and enquiries - we are keen to hear what you think about the magazine and your
ideas for how it may be improved.
The Editorial Team