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“Activity Space” in Chiang Mai Gets Going | Makers & Doers report #1

Sahrah Boeck is a doer. "I'll just do it, with or without your help. I've always just done it that way," she said, smiling, but matter-of-factly. She was talking about painting the entire interior of her house and fixing doors, roofs and garden walls in ten days, but she might as well have been talking about any other project she was taking on simultaneously. Brainergy Schoolhouse, a.k.a. … [Read more...]

We are afraid of failures—lessons learned on fear, permissions, and creativity

We were standing around, waiting for the divine intervention. Or, someone to show up with a brilliant idea. Our event, Modern Sikkim, had just happened the day before, and we had worked hard to prepare for it. No one knew exactly how we'd do this next step. And there were some problems. The conversation had generated some interesting visuals and stories. Things we wanted to share with the … [Read more...]

So, what is Modern Sikkim?

It's been more than a week since we finished Modern Sikkim, a series of conversations about what it means to be in a growing place, with an identity vague and yet-to-be-determined as "Sikkimese" today. We've been mulling over the impact and meaning of what we've done in the last five weeks here, and are struggling to find the right word to describe the urgency we are feeling. Not to change the … [Read more...]

50 WORDS FOR DURHAM

These are the 50 words for Durham, submitted and voted in by YOU, Durham … [Read more...]