Oika is concerned with the realignment of culture and nature through human thought and action. We are a community of scientists, artists, storytellers and cultural creatives dedicated to manifesting ecological intelligence through our work.
Humans have grown homesick. Oika is a set of ecological principles and practices that can help heal the world by reminding us of how good it feels to simply be earthlings. more
Social and economic crisis are two sides of the same ecological coin. Humans are injuring the planet and each other needlessly. Culture created this mess and must help clean it up. Oika is an invitation to create art that heals with greater capacity than the injury we cause more
We believe cultural leadership must be ecological leadership. Our science-based, arts-driven programs help early-career optimists and the mid-career disillusioned open co-creative relationships with nature to generate new ecological prosperity. more
Oika aims to heal the world from our on-going crisis of discontent by realigning people & culture with the joy & intelligence of nature.
The core insight of Oika is a regained sense of belonging, as big as the cosmos & as beautiful as nature’s original intent.
Oika works not on symptoms, or even problems, but on the root, cognitive causes of our linked environmental, social, economic & political dis-ease.
Oika implies a decision to replace culturally inherited discontent with natural joy. It's an exchange of blind striving for a living intelligence of belonging.
Simply pay attention to what matters. Appreciate the inherent unity, continuity and reciprocity of the scientific story of the universe. Then consider it your personal story.
Let this understanding open new channels of connection,, communication, creativity and kinship.
The Way of Oika is Storytelling
The stories of contemporary culture tend to isolate us from the experience of nature and the feeling of being natural. It’s no wonder we've lost wonder.
The story Oika tells is mythical, magical, and rigorously scientific. It is a personal story of coalescence, arising through intellect and imagination.
The Story of OIka
The story of Oika begins as a fish story when a bluefin tuna somehow communicates a different path in life for a fisherman. The experience triggers an epiphany and a lifelong global quest to understand how such communication happens. The story of Oika today is what the fisherman discovered.