A hundred Opening Circles

Similar to the 100 Open Space Timetables, this is a visual look at different opening circles. It’s interesting to see that different visual impacts. There aren’t really a hundred but I’ll be adding more as I find them.

For me, each of them has their own beauty and uniqueness. Each one was part of a space that opened. Not all are physically round. On a higher level, they are still circles.

Do please add links to your own. They are provided as links as I’d need to seek permission to use each one and don’t have time. Anyway, plenty of insight here…


The Gallery

First off, do we need a circle at all?

http://kasnet.smugmug.com/Events/WOS-on-OS/i-KSN7PzG/0/L/DSC0826-L.jpg

A classic circle and a huge projection…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullcirclearts/3643910921/

A biggy, with rows…

http://newtechusa.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/OpenSpace003.jpg

Clinically clean …

Link here.

I love this one. Intimate and home made feel…

Link here.

An opening rectangle …

http://www.michaelherman.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/scrum1.jpg

A lovely sense of space in this circle, reminding me of WOSonOS2012…

http://www.wikisym.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/peter-thoeny-2006_open-space-panorama.jpg

A little cramped but intimate …

Link here.

Another big, generous space feel …

Link here.

A standing opening …

http://wikistrategies.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/GLAMcamp_DC_2012_-_020.jpg

Using the space you have …

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/3543067285_1bd2cf55af.jpg

A cluttered but relaxed one? …

http://www.flickr.com/photos/innovgames/5616070053/

Using a square theatre space…

https://rationalmadness.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/os3.jpg

Another standing circle …

http://www.futuresearch.net/network/network_news_links/images/Elena075.jpg

Another classic, neat, gentle feel circle …

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5026852065_76326f7f4b.jpg

I call these “epic” circles …

http://www.flickr.com/photos/transitionseattle/4579118655/

The crowded station look …

http://kasnet.smugmug.com/Events/WOS-on-OS/i-5ZP4F6S/0/L/DSC0842-L.jpg

Microphone-sized circle …

http://kasnet.smugmug.com/Events/WOS-on-OS/i-5CMsV3S/0/L/DSC0837-L.jpg

The facilitator gestures…

http://iafserbia.pbworks.com/f/1184142625/Harrison%20cropped.jpg

Gorgeous windows can play their part…

http://transitionseattle.com/2010TransitionCascadiaSummit/open_space_recap.jpg

Space in the circle, space in the chairs…

http://agilitrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Michael-and-Gino-set-the-tone.jpg

Carpeted, and the space is clear…

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2011/august/spotlight-niehs/spotlight-niehs3.jpg

Sit where we like…

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/3ikibAV_yOU/0.jpg

Some other circles to inspire you…

Connected toes…

Link here.

Small circles, children at heart…

Link here.

The neatness of niceness…

Link here.

The tables chairs…

Link here

Small circle…

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m96gzoRppG1qdkyu1.jpg

Prayer circle…

http://www.tanignak.com/images/8ArchPrayerCircle.jpg

Angel circle…

http://www.laurah.com/angel_circle.JPG

Modern talking stick circle…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eekim/681641780/

Homely…

http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/schumacher-opening-circle1.jpg

High up and outside…

http://www.kenosis.net/Retreats/Resources/PeruPhotos/Peru08circle.jpg

Connected in dance …

http://www.artsjournal.com/tobias/OpeningCircleArmsRaisedThereisaTime.jpg

I love this one …

http://www.ayitiresurrect.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IMG_1804.jpg

A Pow Wow, full of life and movement…

Link here.

Flow and stillness. attention and leadership…

http://www.pearlgroup.net/main/images/stories/meeting_circle.jpg

Fingertip connection…

http://triblocal.com/vernon-hills/files/cache/2011/02/c.c.-pic1.jpg/460_345_resize.jpg

Natural light, calm and expectation…

Link here.

Do we need the tables, and a long meeting?

Link here.

Sharing the picture…

Link here.

The feet have a role too…

Link here.

Who needs chairs?

http://www.discoveryyoga.com/062Circle.JPG

A circle in a circle dome…

http://www.omfactorynyc.com/assets/Festival-Circle.jpg

More to come.


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