Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.
After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.
During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…
Whatever you may think of the man, Luigi Colani is a phenomenon. No other designer has managed in the course of his career to bring down, so to speak, so many pithy formulations on to himself. He has been described as court jester, big-mouth, loud speaker, provocateur, compulsive offender, visionary, charlatan, enfant terrible, or alternatively as the Cassius Clay, Inge Meysel or David Hasselhoff of design. He has been mocked as the ‘naturopath’ of the design world, or as a purveyor of tack, but also venerated as the Leonardo of plastic.
When I became paralyzed at the age of 15, I learned to live by hacking. Can’t walk anymore? Hack ambulation with a wheelchair.
15 or so years later, I live more or less independently. I drive my own car and I live in a house. I even dress and feed myself. But I still rely on hacks every day. To drive my own car, it needed to be hacked with hand controls. To live in a house, it needed to be hacked with ramps. And when hacks don’t work, I have to absolutely and completely rely on the kindness of strangers. I don’t know if you’ve met many strangers, but I wouldn’t say they’re all kind.
Swathi Swaminathan, Aviva Altschuler, Lynn Hasher, & Kelly Murphy Arts-based recreation for older adults can stimulate memory and make people feel good. This commentary highlights an online, visual arts platform that can be accessed by computer or tablet. ArtontheBrain can help older adults connect with their communities as part of aging well.
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