“Time is the medium of existence that Western culture has captured in its own delusions and has turned into clocks and ways of ordering things...”
The Reverend Carol Luther during a conversation with the Floating Island Sangha community on the meaning of time, March 7, 2022
The Charrette Cycle is represented by
Each hour is divided into
6 segments of 10 minutes
Each 10-minute segment is further divided into
two 5-minute segments
5 minutes to answer a question and 5 minutes to take a break
Answers should be limited to 10 words or less.
Provide as many answers as come to mind.
These segments repeat until 5 questions are answered and 45 minutes have passed.
At that point participants are given a longer break to fill the rest of the hour.
Facilitators may want to subtract a segment or two and lengthen the last break for a couple of
cycles during the middle of the day.
The next cycle begins at the top of the next hour.
The cycle repeats until a conclusion is reached.
Should an interruption occur, the process pauses and continues at the start of the next 10-minute segment.
Strict adherence to the clock is essential in maintaining focus throughout the process.