Query 1: [notes]
new good ideas move fast
revolutionary movements in Tunisia, etc – faciliates not create movements
email facebook Skype for maintaining movement
information access – new in real time
is information access compassionate or desensitised?
+Spoiled for Choice
world is smaller, but only for an elite?
Ski field in Dubai
lack of appreciation
racism suffers by ethnic morities
Understanding cultural food, ways of thinking
+Homogenisation of culture?
Dominance of English and Western norms
low … language, culture, beliefs
loss of sense of community
loss of sense of responsibility
+Disconnect from what we are consuming
we don’t know what we’re supporting
we’re not connected to the earth or the seasons
dependence on globalisation,
support the system or isolate yourself – is there a middle ground?
Mass produced globalised foods: health benefits? Or disadvantage?
Consumption = belonging [to the community]
Human Rights: positive-the spreading of ideas; negative-the imposition of a Western belief system [the norm is us]
connected? Dialogue through technology
opr the illusion of connectedness?
How can we tell other nations not to exploit their natural/human resources when we in the West have been doing it for centuries?
value resources, eg grow own food
groups with mutual ideologies – a question of choosing community
A way of achieving change: working together because there are so many setbacks, need someone to support you
Targeting people with influence
STRONG inspirational figures, leaders and individuals providing support together
Local communities pull together ideas: messengers for change: take ideas to ‘outlet’ or lobby, eg, FWCC/UN