Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change: The Birth of a Journal


  • Oliver Koenig University Professor in Inclusive Pedagogy and Inclusion Management at the Bertha von Suttner Private University in St. Pölten, Austria
  • Megan Seneque Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Organisational Research at the University of Roehampton in London
  • Eva Pomeroy Research Lead, Presencing Institute; Affiliate Faculty, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Otto Scharmer Senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), and co-founder of the Presencing Institute



awareness-based systems change, decolonializing knowledge, expanded epistemology


In this inaugural editorial, we tell the story of the emergence of the journal as a response to our current global context. We seek to exemplify the different ways of coming to know and different forms of knowledge that are required to bring about the deep systems change needed to address the divides of our time. We reveal the ways in which the very process of enacting different research paradigms is itself emancipatory and transformative: making these practices visible is the work of awareness-based systems change.


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How to Cite

Koenig, O., Seneque, M., Pomeroy, E., & Scharmer, O. (2021). Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change: The Birth of a Journal. Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change, 1(1), 1–8.