The Word ChangerThe word changer is a tool meant to transform conflict into possibility, empathy and fruitful relationship. It is a spiritual conduit, a shift in perspective, a seeing from two sides. Drawing its physicality from our most ancient human forms of written communication (the cuneiform tablet), the word changer presents itself as an opaque stone tablet. It draws from the logic of the regulatory feedback loop or the logic of a very simple system. There is an input, (the conflicting parties), and an output, (the best possible solutions based on the input). This tool serves not to replace the very necessary and transformative human experience of entering and resolving conflict with one another. It exists rather to amplify and make clear our intentions and histories to make this moment of disagreement with one another transformative instead of static, unchanging or regressive.
Presented as part of Hand Tools of Resillience.
The word changer
carved plaster block