The Field

A journey into human consciousness

Curated dinner gatherings exploring what it means to be human.

What is this

Inspired by the 18th-century Salons — informal coffeehouse gatherings of intellectuals — The Field is a series of facilitated dinners exploring what it means to be human.

Why this exist

As the saying goes, “What’s most personal is most universal.” 

The field is a space to discuss, exchange and advance, ideas and stories for the purpose of expanding and elevating our collective human consciousness. 

Mission

Facilitate meaningful interactions to inspire imaginatively thinking and encourage conversations for depth.

How

Every dinner is designed around the exploration of a theme. The set and setting is structured with activities that are moderated and facilitated.

Each event will be limited to no more than twelve guests.


Who

Diverse, multi-disciplinary thinkers, makers, and doers. Entrepreneurs to artists, designers to writers, scientists to athletes.

When and where

Bi-monthly in Berlin. 

Details

Accepted participants will receive detailed instructions.  

Explain like I’m five

Think of it as a game. There’s a playing field with clear rules, structure, and a goal. Players embark on a mission to reach that goal as a team. 

Does it cost? 

Nominal contribution to help the host(s) cover basic costs. 

Want to join? 

Participants are curated on a strictly invite-only and referral basis If you’re interested in joining,  please apply here

Past events

№ 1☞ Friendship — 14/06/19 

Kenzoku (眷属 ) is a Japanese word that when translated means family, to define a bond between two people sharing the same story. It implies a deep connection between you and someone you regard affectionately as part of the family you choose for yourself. 

In this event we’ll explore what is friendship and why do you have kenzoku with some of your friends and not with others. 

№ 2 ☞ Teamwork — 8/10/19

We spend 1/3 of our lives working, and in today’s world, collaboration across boundaries, cultures, and ethnicity is all part of a normal working life for most of us. 

Why do some teams soar and others struggle? How much of your teammate do you really know? In this event, we explore questions around the basis of teamwork and relationships for the team behind The Kids — a Berlin-based culture design agency. 

№ 3 ☞ Death — 20/11/19 

Death is sanitized and hidden in contemporary culture to the point of becoming a taboo subject. Yet it is inevitable and something that touches the lives of each of us and all those we loved. 

In this event we’ll explore rituals, activities and stories to increase awareness of death to help us make the most of our (finite) lives.

Upcoming events

№ 4 ☞ Intimacy — TBA 

Humans are social creatures who thrive on close personal relationships with others.

Intimacy is closeness between people in personal relationships. It’s what builds over time as you connect with someone, grow to care about each other, and feel more and more comfortable during your time together.

In this event we’ll explore the meaning of intimacy. The different types of intimacy, our personal fears and desires, as well as societal rules and boundaries. 

Co-Host: Josephine de Fijter

№ 5 ☞ Masculinity / TBA
№ 6 ☞ Vulnerability / TBA
№ 7 ☞ Lonliness / TBA
№ 8 ☞ A good life / TBA
№ 8 ☞ Regret / TBA
№ 9 ☞ Altered States / TBA