The BE＊hive, which is a designated area within the Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures, is a most important space for students and visitors to meet and engage in critical thought, while being challenged by “quality questions”. We sincerely hope that you will encounter various global issues through our exhibitions and workshops, and then begin to sharpen your intellect by studying these issues, and/or actively joining with others to propose solutions for these issues.
BE＊hive’s “BE” originates from UNESCO’s call for “Learning to Be”, and from Rev. Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who created a new word “Interbeing”, which reflects the word “Kyosei”, or “Symbiosis”. These “Bes” are rightly nurtured in this Hive.
Le Pommier d’Or, the majestic apple tree mosaic located on the ground floor of this building, is symbolic of the BE＊hive space. To bear apples, bees are indispensable for pollination. Thus, our BE＊hive is the starting point for students to engage in various issues, and as a result, bearing fruits in the future, harvesting sustainability in spots around the globe.
Director of Sacred Heart Institute for Sustainable Futures