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Definition of Pattern as RKC entity
Communities of Practice:
Curator(s): Mario Yanez

What is a Pattern

Pattern pages are used for working with RKC patterns. Patterns can be added by referencing them from the Pattern tab of Person, Social-Entity, Community of Place, or Community of Practice pages.

The Main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as a ordering structure and usage mode, brief description, parent/sibling/offspring of Pattern and page curator(s);
  • optionally, one has the ability to display relevant images, give a full name, and longer description;
  • and, lastly, a summary of key relations which have a pattern on their "playlist" are provided here as well.
Pattern page for Pattern pattern
In the context of RKC, a Pattern is a type of entity, that represents an element of potentially-transformative activity, which can take the form of practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other form of life-enhancing activity. Patterns are curated by communities of practice. Patterns give shape to or guide Interventions in communities of place.

Workings of ...

As an entity in RKC, Pattern represents an entity type that has its own set of structures (templates, tables, forms). Every instance of Pattern in the RKC, has a Pattern: namespace in front it (example: Paradigm).


The Pattern entity's profile consists of the following fields:

  • Basic required
    • Brief description
    • Ordering structure
    • Usage mode
    • Community of practice
    • Curator
  • Basic extended (optional)
    • Longer description
    • Images
    • Relevant links
  • Resolution of Forces (optional)
    • Activating force
    • Restraining force
    • Reconciling force
  • Use cases (optional)
    • Generic context
    • Intervention examples
  • Process (optional)
    • Patterns
  • More (optional)
    • Narratives (Title, Event Date, Narrative)
    • Essence (Type, User, Date, Description)

List of Patterns in RKC

Click here to generate a list of Patterns

Ordering & Usage

Ordering Structures Usage Modes
  • Frameworks (framework-interaction-term)
  • term


Persons: -none-
Initiatives: -none-

Resolution of Forces & Use Cases

Utilization & More


About Utilization Tab...

The Utilization tab shows which Processes--case study, story, journey, curriculum, research study, etc--this Pattern is applied in.

Interventions expressing Pattern pattern:


About Process Tab...

Process Patterns tab is meant as a staging area for listing/creating Patterns that make part of this Process Pattern.

Patterns associated to Pattern Process Pattern:


About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab allows for various types of narrative about the Pattern, any relevant research, a review about its use, etc.

Narrative elements created from Pattern:


About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC to comment on what makes a pattern unique along three different dimensions:
   Aliveness: What energizes this being that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
   Offering: The unique value a pattern offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
   Potential: A tendency in a being that this pattern is continually striving to manifest into existence.
Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each pattern brings to this co-creative space.

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