Mario Yanez

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Mario Yanez
I am a practitioner-scholar: researching what it means to be fully human; developing the practice and conditions of regenerative commoning.
Localities: Corroios, Portugal
User ID: Mariomyanez

About Person page

A person profile is the first step for you, as a potentially transformative change-maker, to participate in the Regenerative Knowledge Commons.

The main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as brief description, user name, email, and associated localities;
  • a summary of key relations and description of practice are provided here as well;
  • optionally, there is the ability to display multiple images, any relevant links (websites, social media, other affiliations), a longer description of oneself, motivation for participating in RKC;

Other tabs contain:

  • and, Playlists & More section that provides a space to organize:
    • frequently used patterns and interventions
    • narratives about oneself,
    • and essence entries of this Person from any RKC participant.
Person Profile for Mario Yanez
I care deeply about what makes us fully human, what that really means, the potential of what that could mean. I believe it has something to do with how we relate to each other and the web of Life. Currently our mode of being human is toxic for our ecosystems and the planet.

My path began the day my daughter was born (24 years ago). To date it has been marked with many social experiments, prototypes, off-the-wall interventions, alternate ways that we might show up as human, ways that amplify the Life-sustaining capacity of our biosphere.

Through my whole-systems design practice, I've gained much lived experience. This next phase, I feel called to deepen my understanding about this Universe-of-Complexity from which I continue learning so much, identify the patterns that ought to continue (and those that ought not),and share, share, share.

As I get older, I am becoming clearer and clearer on which games I want to play, and which I have absolutely no interest in participating.

Motivation: I am in RKC because I believe we all must work in nodal ways—to be strategic on how we use our energies—to accelerate and amplify transformative change particularly in human social systems, which are clearly misaligned with natural living systems. As a founding steward of the Regenerative Knowledge Commons, I believe it is essential that our collective efforts become visible and tangible to each other and to the “outside” world. My participation here is bringing forth a new possibility: to actualize the potential of regenerative commoning.


Comm. of Practice:
Comm. of Place:


Status: I am a(n) existing practitioner. I consider myself in seasoned regenerative practice (most of my work).
Geographic reach: Translocally, via Online Platform
Area(s) of work: Psycho-spiritual, Socio-cultural
Expression of purpose: Provision of commoning/community services;Provision of virtual infrastructure;Research
Stakeholder type(s): Partners, Other Initiatives, Extended/Virtual community
More about my practice: My practice involves enabling the various allied change-maker movements to work more transformatively.
My Idea of regenerative: I consider regenerative a state of being, one that must be continually regenerated. It requires rigorous conscious practice on my part to elevate my thinking and pay attention to level of energy I am working from. It also means that I remain conscious that I am always working simultaneously to develop capacity in myself, the field (others I work with), and the systems I seek to transform.

Playlists & More


About Patterns Tab...

The Patterns tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Patterns--practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other elements of transformative action.

There are four types of Pattern:

  • Design patterns: basic, singular patterns that can stand on their own;
  • Guiding patterns: paradigm-related patterns, that can create an identifying context for--that is, serve to group--design patterns;
  • Process patterns: an assemblage of multiple patters, that can be applied randomly or sequentially to form an intervention (often referred to as a pattern language);
  • Meta patterns: systemic level patterns, that enable cross-over between different Communities of Practice and their Patterns.

Note: Currently, there is only one Pattern entity in RKC, these distinctions will be built into this entity, until such time it becomes necessary to individuate.

Pattern is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Pattern page, using a red link.

Pattern can be nested, which means it can be connected to other patterns via multiple levels of organization. By using the Parent field, any Pattern can be connected to the next higher-order Pattern it belongs to.

Pattern Type Description
“Levels of” meta-framework design this meta-framework pulls together various living systems frameworks into that we can use to simultaneously locate ourselves, others, and the work we are collectively doing in the world
Regenerative development design The field of Regenerative Development (RD) is a convergence of many fields, but in particular brings together permaculture and organizational development.
Regenerative development principles design RD principles
Regenerative Development Aims design Regenerative Development Aims (RDAs), the next step beyond SDGs
RDA 13a. Atmosphere and Climate design Aim 13.a Atmosphere and Climate
RDA 13b. Biosphere and bidiversity design 13b. Biosphere and bidiversity
RDA 14. Acquatic ecosystems design Aim 14. Restore regenerative capacity of Acquatic ecosystems
Aim 15. Terrestrial ecosystems design Aim 15. Restore regenerative capacity of terrestrial ecosystems
RDA 16. Humanization design Aim 16. Humanization
RDA 17. Planetization design RDA 17. Planetization
Regenerative meta Description of the term regenerative
RKC User Guides process An assembly of how-to guides for RKC
Navigating RKC process Describe the many ways of navigating RKC


About Interventions Tab...

The Interventions tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Interventions--unique instances of potentially transformative actions.

Interventions derived from Patterns, stand a better chance to be transformative. The aim is for our Interventions to be well-conceived, context-specific and consciously applied.

Intervention is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Intervention page, using a red link.

Intervention Description
Convergencia Portugal 2023 National multiplier event for 2023

About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab enables Persons to create relevant narrative elements about themselves, such as stories, descriptions, past experiences, and happenings.

Narrative elements created from Mario Yanez:


About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC (including oneself) to comment on what makes you 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 being 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 it is continually striving to manifest into existence.

Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each individual brings to this co-creative space...

Type User Date Description
Aliveness Mario Yanez (Mariomyanez) March 6th, 2023 test
Aliveness Mario Yanez (Mariomyanez) March 7th, 2023 test
Aliveness Mario Yanez (Mariomyanez) March 7th, 2023 test 2
Aliveness Mario Yanez (Mariomyanez) March 7th, 2023 Test again


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