Berta Vive!

“A 1 AÑO DE SU SIEMBRA: BERTA VIVE, COPINH SIGUE” Recordando hoy la demostración el año pasado, frente a la embajada de Honduras en Londres. Después de un par de horas afuera de la embajada, el embajador salió de su oficina (al terminar la jornada labiral), y se encontró con nosotrxs. Junto a Ana Mirian Romero … Continue reading

Stuff: props or protagonists of our lives?

Our stuff

  (Abajo en español) Last Thursday, as part of Waste less, Live more Week (WLLM), we (the WLLM team at Keep Britain Tidy) organised a screening of the documentary My Stuff + live Q & A with director and lead character Petri Lukkainen and special guest Jen Gale (@makeandmendyear). A definitive must watch, My Stuff is … Continue reading

Swim

learning how to swim

“You will never learn how to swim until you get in the water” Martin Luther King, Jr. “Nunca aprenderás a nadar hasta que entres al agua” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beware of the bubbles

(Abajo en español) Beware of the bubbles … The renowned book ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ written by the by Brazilian educator and philosopher Paulo Freire, is a transformational piece of literature that I highly recommend. Freire’s words are especially relevant in tense, difficult times like these, regardless of the ideology one identifies oneself with. “I … Continue reading

Workshop: Guardians of Common Knowledge

Abajo en español. Last Thursday I met with my friend Seema – who I have been working with for the last couple of months on the Guardians of Common Knowledge project- at Furzedown School to watch our toolkit in action. Seema and the “Guardian Experts” Mich, Chris, Karen and Joe and accompanied by Beth from … Continue reading

Toolkit for Outdoor Spaces

Abajo en Español For the past couple of months I have been working with gardener, educator, pelmaculture designer and lovely friend Seema Patel on the development of a toolkit to support children’s engagement with outdoor spaces. “The Guardians of Common Knowledge toolkit has been designed to enable outdoor learning through a range of interactive activities. It … Continue reading

Answers: What have we learned from the world of work?

(Abajo en español) Collecting thoughts In my penultimate session of the SEGRO Young Artists Programme at Ruislip High School, I gave pupils a sealed card with the question: “What did you learn from the World of Work?”. Pupils wrote their answers and then opened up the cards. It was great to see their impressions as … Continue reading

Exploring the “World of Work”

(Abajo en español) Breaking the ice: As an initial questioning exercise in my first visit to Ruislip High School, my designated school for the “SEGRO Young Artists Programme”, I asked the participants: “If you had a machine that combining your passions, skills and values ​​could automatically create your ideal profession, which elements would you feed … Continue reading

What have we learned from “The World of Work”…

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupery With this quote in mind I am preparing the last sessions of  SEGRO Young Artists Programme “The World … Continue reading

Freedom: To explore the “real society”

We live and work within models of society that overlook the growing complexity of the real society in which we are immersed.

“We live and work within models of society that overlook the growing complexity of the real society in which we are immersed.”   Max-Neef on “Human Scale Sustainable Development”. Download full text here. ———————————————————————————————————————————— “Vivimos y trabajamos modelos de sociedad que desconocen la complejidad creciente de la sociedad real en que estamos inmersos.”   Max-Neef … Continue reading