The Bauer-Broholm Lecture 2021: “Designing for Soul in Secular Work” with Sue Phillips of Sacred Design Lab

Event time: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Event description: 

Imagine unbundling the “spiritual technologies” usually housed in congregations – like small group ministry, text study, liturgy, and contemplative spaces – and reinterpreting them for application in secular workplaces. This lecture will roam around in generational realities, work trends, and remarkable opportunities for distributing “content” from traditional religious communities in surprising places. Using stories from the field, this lecture will explore the principles, pitfalls, and art of soul-centered design at work.
Sue Phillips is relentlessly delighted by liberating ancient wisdom to help solve gnarly problems. An ordained minister and former denominational executive in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, she is the co-founder, with colleagues Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston, of Sacred Design Lab, a research and development lab that translates spiritual technologies to develop products, programs, and experiences that ground people’s social and spiritual lives. Sacred Design Lab has worked with clients and partners ranging from the Obama Foundation and the public radio show On Being, to Logitech and Pinterest. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the BBC, among many others.

Open to: 
General Public