Century 21 files

The case of Adah Parris

This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.

Shiftschool

SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

Adah Parris Shiftschool portrait front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Adah Parris Shiftschool profile side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Adah Parris Shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Adah Parris Shiftschool book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Adah Parris Shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
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Memo: person suspected of helping people to see the world differently and inspiring transformative change by empowering leaders to connect with themselves, others, and the planet to create positive impact and leave a lasting legacy. [cto]

Title: Human

Address: https://linktr.ee/adahparris

Location: London

Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0084

Statement: I find this difficult to answer.

HOW TO READ THIS

Tobias Burkhardt
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This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.

In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.

Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.

1/21

Are you the „here and now“ or „dream about the future“ kind of person?

I love imagining future states

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

What type of ancestor do you want to be?

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

Shiftschool

THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Tobias Burkhardt

Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.

8/21

I find this difficult to answer.

Bumper sticker

21 Century File: Desk
5/21

Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.

There is no such thing as a new idea.

Mark Twain

There is no such thing as society.

Margret Thatcher

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

American Proverb

There is no such thing as tomorrow.

Alan Watts

= true

= false

THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

18/21

What does your morning (routine) look like?

Kaffeetasse

giphy

As I wake up, I tune my ears to my immediate soundscape. I start by identifying the closest sound to me and then gradually expand my hearing to identify sounds in the distance.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Red, gold, pink, black, brown

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Intention. Although we need to be mindful of the pressure society/ people put on themselves and others to be able to clearly define their purpose. Increasingly I feel that it has been co-opted and rebranded as a Global North construct using the measures of success as defined by a global minority.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

That the human and the 'more than human' are not defined or regarded as capital.

ABOVE THE LAW

Postits Pin
15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is a strength.

Responsibility is both objective and subjective.

Vulnerability is an often misunderstood strength.

Gratitude is a demonstration of humility.

Curiosity is key.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and borderline Autism. Through working with a brilliant therapist I have understood that I spent much of my life 'neurodivergent masking'. Now I celebrate my weirdness and quirks.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

I'm priceless "darlin'"

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Honest, Compassionate, Joyful, Creative, Intelligent

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES

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Discover more transformation interviews of other changemakers accused of seriously transforming themselves and others.

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. To play the cello

2. To become a somatic experiencing facilitator

3. To sing

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

Buntstifte
Schreibmaschine
19/21

???

What’s the best question you have ever been asked?

What type of ancestor do you want to be?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Going to Burning Man if it's just because of what you've seen on social media.
2. Going to sacred sites around the world just so that you can say that you've been. Think of the erosion to the land and the infrastructure of the places because of so many 'sacred tourism' over the centuries!
3. Going to (foreign) Indigenous lands so that you can become 'enlightened' and not leaving a positive impact (as determined by the Indigenous Peoples) on the local ecology and infrastructure (and I don't mean just financial). Money is not always the answer.

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Mystique (X-Men).

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Passionately curious, neurodiverse, intersectional and fluid.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?

This question has sent my neurodivergent brain into a series of questions. What is an idea? Is there such a thing as a new idea? Who determines and/or controls what is good or bad? If an idea is new, is the measure of its success determined by whether or not it improves upon the original idea? If the idea is bad, is it just because it is actually a new idea and therefore has no pre-existing reference points? And so the cycle continues...

FOOLS AND TOOLS

Digital Transformation
3/21

Transformation is:

A metamorphosis from one state of being to another.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

None, I tend to ask them and try not to hold fear about the possible answer.

JITTERBUG

Patrycja Pielaszek front view
Century 21 files

The case of Patrycja Pielaszek

21/2022/X/0045
Statement: COME AS YOU ARE. Your ‘imperfections’ are welcome here.
read more
Denise deLuca Shiftschool portrait front view
Century 21 files

The case of Denise DeLuca

21/2023/X/0088
Statement: In Nature, you’re never alone — you’re among.
read more
Bonnie Lorraine Smith front view
Century 21 files

The case of Bonnie Lorraine Smith

21/2022/X/0043
Statement: Stop driving so close – better yet, stop driving and rewild this asphalt!
read more
Century 21 files

The case of Adah Parris

This is the secret interrogation record of 1 suspect. With 21 pieces of evidence. Accused of seriously stirring up the status quo. All compiled to 1 transformation story about the suspect’s attitudes, advice, and aspirations as a true leader by example.

Shiftschool

SHIFTSCHOOL designs transformative learning experiences for century 21. We are a community of changemakers and lifelong learners. We aim to sustainably improve ourselves by continuous learning, lead others by good example, and positively influence the environment around us. Our goal is to shape the ecological, technological and societal transformation ahead of us.

If you want to learn more about us, here is info about our philosophy, our transformative leadership treks, and our lifelong learning club.

Adah Parris Shiftschool portrait front view
Mugshot 1: Front
Adah Parris Shiftschool profile side view
Mugshot 2: Side
Adah Parris Shiftschool bag shot
Evidence 1: bag contents
Adah Parris Shiftschool book recommendation
Evidence 2: Book on nightstand
Adah Parris Shiftschool desk shot
Scene: thought work desk
Police Badge

Memo: person suspected of helping people to see the world differently and inspiring transformative change by empowering leaders to connect with themselves, others, and the planet to create positive impact and leave a lasting legacy. [cto]

Title: Human

Address: https://linktr.ee/adahparris

Location: London

Incident: Seri. Transf./ Lead. by Ex./ Dist. of StaQuo

Disposition: very active

File No: 21/2023/X/0084

Statement: I find this difficult to answer.

HOW TO READ THIS

Tobias Burkhardt
Police Badge

This is the evidence table, the special commission of the SHIFT has gathered in this case. Here you can find all the circumstantial evidence that contributed to the conviction of the perpetrator.

In addition to extensive visual material, descriptions of the course of events, the case contains all the interrogation protocols.

Also listen to the original recording of the interrogation questions by a SHIFT special agent.

1/21

Are you the „here and now“ or „dream about the future“ kind of person?

I love imagining future states

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON

12/21

What is your FUC*?

*frequently uttered concern

What type of ancestor do you want to be?

FREQUENTLY UTTERED CONCERN

Shiftschool

THE INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Tobias Burkhardt

Tobias Burkhardt is chair of the S.H.I.F.T Committee, lead investigator and executive director of the Shiftschool – all in one. Here you can find more useful pieces of information about his hustle and bustle.

8/21

I find this difficult to answer.

Bumper sticker

21 Century File: Desk
5/21

Decide if the following statements are a curse or a blessing, there is no maybe.

There is no such thing as a new idea.

Mark Twain

There is no such thing as society.

Margret Thatcher

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

American Proverb

There is no such thing as tomorrow.

Alan Watts

= true

= false

THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

18/21

What does your morning (routine) look like?

Kaffeetasse

giphy

As I wake up, I tune my ears to my immediate soundscape. I start by identifying the closest sound to me and then gradually expand my hearing to identify sounds in the distance.

100 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE

15/21

What’s your insider tip for the most underrated website?

DIGITAL DARK HORSE

4/21

Previous hair colors

Red, gold, pink, black, brown

scissor and comb

AT THE HAIR SALON

6/21

Purpose is:

Intention. Although we need to be mindful of the pressure society/ people put on themselves and others to be able to clearly define their purpose. Increasingly I feel that it has been co-opted and rebranded as a Global North construct using the measures of success as defined by a global minority.

THE SECRET SAUCE OF LIFE

9/21

This law should exist:

§

That the human and the 'more than human' are not defined or regarded as capital.

ABOVE THE LAW

Postits Pin
15/21

Complete the following sentences!

Perseverance is a strength.

Responsibility is both objective and subjective.

Vulnerability is an often misunderstood strength.

Gratitude is a demonstration of humility.

Curiosity is key.

THE MISSING PIECE

20/21

What’s something you have been doing wrong all your life until recently?

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and borderline Autism. Through working with a brilliant therapist I have understood that I spent much of my life 'neurodivergent masking'. Now I celebrate my weirdness and quirks.

NOTE TO SELF

21/21

How much would you pay yourself per hour?

I'm priceless "darlin'"

A REAL BARGAIN

10/21

Top 5 character features:

Honest, Compassionate, Joyful, Creative, Intelligent

MATCHLESS MENTAL MEASUREMENT

THIS CASE IS ONE OF S.H.I.F.T.’S MOST SERIOUS CASES

Police Badge

Discover more transformation interviews of other changemakers accused of seriously transforming themselves and others.

17/21

What are three things you want to learn next?

1. To play the cello

2. To become a somatic experiencing facilitator

3. To sing

LEARNING AS A LIFESTYLE

Buntstifte
Schreibmaschine
19/21

???

What’s the best question you have ever been asked?

What type of ancestor do you want to be?

THE RIGHT TO REMAIN THOUGHTFUL

2/21

Which items should people scratch of their bucket list immediately?

1. Going to Burning Man if it's just because of what you've seen on social media.
2. Going to sacred sites around the world just so that you can say that you've been. Think of the erosion to the land and the infrastructure of the places because of so many 'sacred tourism' over the centuries!
3. Going to (foreign) Indigenous lands so that you can become 'enlightened' and not leaving a positive impact (as determined by the Indigenous Peoples) on the local ecology and infrastructure (and I don't mean just financial). Money is not always the answer.

THE UNBUCKET LIST

10/21

Which film role would you like to play?

Mystique (X-Men).

DREAMCAST

IMDb

7/21

What is it like to be you?

Passionately curious, neurodiverse, intersectional and fluid.

WO / MAN IN THE MIRROR

16/21

How can you measure whether an idea is good or bad?

This question has sent my neurodivergent brain into a series of questions. What is an idea? Is there such a thing as a new idea? Who determines and/or controls what is good or bad? If an idea is new, is the measure of its success determined by whether or not it improves upon the original idea? If the idea is bad, is it just because it is actually a new idea and therefore has no pre-existing reference points? And so the cycle continues...

FOOLS AND TOOLS

Digital Transformation
3/21

Transformation is:

A metamorphosis from one state of being to another.

TRANSFORMATION TRANSCRIBED

11/21

What question would you like to ask your fear?

😱

None, I tend to ask them and try not to hold fear about the possible answer.

JITTERBUG

Ulrike Reinhard front view
Century 21 files

The case of Ulrike Reinhard

21/2022/X/0013
Statement: Live your own life! Don't waste your time dreaming of being someone else!
read more
Edda Luisa Kruse Rosset front view
Century 21 files

The case of Edda Kruse Rosset

21/2022/X/0027
Statement: Trust your own desire instead of asking others what you should seek.
read more
Miikka Leinonen front view
Century 21 files

The case of Miikka Leinonen

21/2022/X/0012
Statement: Set your ideas free. They will come someday with their friends.
read more
Patrycja Pielaszek front view
Century 21 files

The case of Patrycja Pielaszek

21/2022/X/0045
Statement: COME AS YOU ARE. Your ‘imperfections’ are welcome here.
read more
Matthias Lenssen shiftschool front view
Century 21 files

The case of Matthias Lenssen

21/2022/X/0065
Statement: Once in a while take a deep breath and smile.
read more