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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...]

ONE TO ONE, ONE AT A TIME

As November comes to close, we will have been on the road for seven months. Our self-appointed residencies in Sikkim and in Nepal now behind us, our touring-Asia-with-dialogue project has hit a milestone of sort. In these two-step-forward, one-step-back processes of moving around, figuring out as we go what we do, and what we share, we've become more aware and clear about what we are doing. 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...]

Can there be true dialogue in the era of Facebook?

Hypocritically, after more than a year of resisting, I just (re)joined Facebook. Treading strange waters here, because I don't fundamentally "Like" this platform that puts "sponsored ads" in where you wouldn't ordinarily have them, in a regular conversation offline. You'd also be freer to say what you think, wouldn't you?, if you weren't leaving a digital trail of record? I am one who has … [Read more...]