The future only exists in the now. Such Cooperian metaphors are the foundation of sensemaking in the following article. Molderez’s work represents a unique form of European postmodern metaphorical thought surrounding complexity and sensemaking. Beneath the syllogisms and tropes lies a poetic flow relating uncertainty to the potentiality for action. Two intersecting fences and a forward-moving force create a box, the only escape from which is a perpendicular vector. Pragmatic managerial advice this piece is not, but as a synesis of free-flowing ideas it contains an inspiration for new insight and creative potential.
Ingrid Molderez has recently completed a doctorate at Limburg University, Belgium, researching sustainability and location. Her main interest is in developing other ways of thinking about ecology, limits and bodies. Her transdisciplinary research is reflected in drawing on ideas and images from a wide range of academic areas including organization theory, sociology, philosophy, and language. She has a first degree in business economics, and an MA in Social Theory and Organization from Keele University. She carried out relevant research at the Centre for Social Theory and Technology, Keele University, from October 1995 until September 1996, supported by a grant from the British Council.