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June 2012

about Restorative Justice and the need for more culture change

on Fri 22 Jun 2012

Our deep:black roots are in the arts and in conflict resolution, particularly mediation. As a community mediator I’ve recently also been trained in facilitating restorative justice meetings, which feels like a great honour because I’ll be joining an age-old tradition of conflict resolution that’s been practised in most civilisations long before developing abstract legal principles upheld by complex justice systems.

It also feels like a great responsibility, partly because of this legacy and my desire to do it justice; and partly because of the scepticism in our society about such an


on Wed 13 Jun 2012

‘A creative company is no home for peace and serenity’. And even if a highly creative workplace is not always a comfortable place to be, it can be a place where people will argue gracefully and where one can be given the space and time to re-examine things.

Anita Roddick

about a culture of co-operation and the challenge of the Olympic missiles

on Sat 2 Jun 2012

2012 has been announced as the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations, and deep:black is very proud to be part of the over 200-year old movement that stands for collective power, economic viability and social responsibility. 

As a not-for-profit co-operative, deep:black embraces the co-operative ethos of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others which match our own organisational values of taking ownership, engaging with conflict, being creative, working sustainably and valuing community.

We have recently reviewed our journey in the first few months of