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Diving into our relationship with time
How is your relationship with time? This course is designed to help you understand what time is and to question how your perceptions of it impact individual and collective decisions. An opportunity to introduce the field of time studies as an area of ​​activity and an important instrument for navigating changes.
Throughout history and in different cultures, our relationship with time is shaped by conventions such as the sundial, the hourglass and the calendar to behavioral aspects such as the F.O.M.O. with smartphones, paralysis in the face of the uncertainty of a next career or life step or even the growing wave of stress and anxiety diagnoses in today's societies.

When we are in connection with natural time, we move together towards a more creative, conscious and just society. Temporal intelligence is among the skills that bring a new look to reality, its roots and what is emerging as branches of the current moment. Analyzes that are present in the performance of a student of time and are applicable in any field of activity.


Formats and deliveries

  • 4 online classes (live) with two hours duration.
  • Classes through the Zoom platform. You will receive an invitation to save the dates on the calendar and, on the day of class, you will receive an access link.
  • Classes released on Mondays, on April 07, 14, 21 and 28 with meetings on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm, Brasília time.
  • Classes will be available for later access. The course experience is designed for a live relationship between the participants, but there is also a space for exchange and asynchronous interaction after each class, through a group of the class.
  • Access the list of references with books, films, music and other content to begin to rethink your relationship with your time: past, present and future.
    Topics covered
  1. Time from the perspective of society: major systemic changes (social, cultural, political, ecological and economic)
  2. Time from the perspective of individuals: reconnection tools and references
  3. Time from the perspective of other cultures: Hindus, Chinese, Egyptians, Mayans ... what exists beyond the European colonizing lens?
  • 4: Time from the perspective of what we can co-create: new temporal perspectives in continuous studies in search of the next level of evolution as a planetary consciousness.

Conscious contribution

Conscious contribution is a form of payment for the course, as it offers each of us the opportunity to understand the time invested and choose how much we can and want to pay, within our personal context. (something that doesn’t require sacrifice, nor is it just symbolic). Each participant is invited to contribute freely, anonymously and consciously, in view of the costs and people involved.
We suggest that your contribution be a value that represents a balance between how much you believe and value this proposal, not be a sacrifice for you and represent a small personal effort. We believe in a network of prosperity and abundance.

About the teacher

Gustavo Nogueira de Menezes (Gust) researches and studies the relationship of people with time in different cultures and contexts that can be translated into relevant learning initiatives for the moment in which we live. Brazilian from the Amazon region and living in Amsterdam since 2017, he is also a regular member of the Time Machine Organization - timemachine.eu - in Europe, a cultural heritage initiative between 39 countries.

About Torus Time Lab

Led by @gustnogm, Torus is a Time Lab that questions how people understand time and connect with it, individually and collectively. Experiments and studies are carried out independently or with partners in different parts of the world while their results and learning are shared and discussed in courses and events with an open community.