Guest blog by Robin Duval, originally published at https://firestarterfestival.com on September 14, 2020.

Victoria Road, Govanhill, Glasgow

I attended the Firestarter Festival for the first time this year. After completing the ULab in late 2019, I decided to run my own event as part of the data collection for my MSc dissertation regarding the impact of urban development on rent and well-being in Govanhill (an area in Glasgow, Scotland).


übersetzt von Isabell Herzog

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Im alten Jerusalem gab es ein Tor, das Nadelöhr genannt wurde und das so eng war, dass, wenn sich ein voll beladenes Kamel dem Tor näherte, alle Bündel entfernt werden mussten, damit das Kamel hindurchgehen konnte. In Anspielung auf dieses bekannte Bild seiner Zeit sagte Jesus: “Es ist leichter, dass ein Kamel durch ein Nadelöhr geht, als dass ein Reicher ins Reich Gottes kommt.”

Das kommt mir in den Sinn, wenn ich die Bilder der Ever Given betrachte, die im Suezkanal feststeckte. Voll…


A Love Story

by David Burman

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Shock Realization 1

“We might not make it.” Hearing these words, I felt a wave of shock through my body. After 30 years of environmental and Indigenous rights activism, that phrase struck home like nothing before. Back in the 1990s I had heard Thomas Berry intone “I don’t think the human is a viable species.” Pretty outrageous then, it was meant to wake us up to the destructive path we were following, to change our story, our operating assumptions of constant growth and the illusion of progress. But this was different. This was a training session about…


Guest Blog by Jasmine Mascarenhas, Montreal, Canada.

Artwork by Anne Moncion

This article is an adaptation of Jasmine Mascarenhas’ opening article for the Blog space related to her inspiring start-up Grow Still, a support center for “emerging adults”. As defined by Grow Still, “The transitional period between adolescence and adulthood is where the term emerging adults comes into play”. Jasmine was part of a u.lab 1x hub in 2016 at Concordia University, which eventually led her to integrate Theory U tools & practices in the offerings of her start-up organization to young people in Montreal, Canada. …


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Die US-Wahlen nächste Woche fühlen sich an wie ein planetarer Wendepunkt, der Auswirkungen weit über die USA hinaus haben wird. Dieser Moment hat eine äußere und eine innere Dimension. Die äußere Dimension ist ein Referendum über den Bewohner des Weißen Hauses. Aber ein Wechsel dort wird allein nicht viel verändern. …


article originel par Otto Scharmer, 30 octobre 2020 (traduction par Anna Matard et Agathe Peltereau-Villeneuve)

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L’élection américaine de la semaine prochaine semble être un tournant planétaire, qui a des implications bien au-delà des frontières américaines. Ce moment a une dimension extérieure et une dimension intérieure. Extérieurement on est devant un référendum concernant l’occupant de la Maison Blanche. Mais un changement à ce seul niveau ne changera pas grand-chose. …


tradotto da Paolo Fedidall’articolo originale in inglese di Otto Scharmer

Noi stiamo vivendo in un momento di cambiamento tettonico nella società. Qualcosa è cambiato quando tutti abbiamo guardato le stesse immagini — 8 minuti e 46 secondi — l’uccisione di George Floyd. Durante quell’esperienza insopportabile, qualcosa si è rotto e si è aperto nei nostri cuori, nel modo in cui ci relazioniamo l’uno con l’altro e nel modo in cui vogliamo vivere insieme.

Dal crollo del muro di Berlino nel 1989 …

Quando il muro di Berlino è crollato nel 1989, abbiamo assistito alla fine dell’era della guerra…


by Opaline Lysiak & Thomas Lovett — adapted from an original article published on 4Returns

Students in an agriculture school happy to use tools to study soil life

The time is right to empower youth and bring on an agricultural revolution

More than 40% of farmers will be retired by 2030 in Europe. That means the disappearance of 230,000 farmers in France over the next 10 years. Farming is a risky business to get into and the profession is greatly undervalued. At the same time, there are issues of prolonged drought, rising temperatures and increased food insecurity for people in France and beyond. We need a new generation of farmers ready to take on challenges and develop nature-based, resilient and regenerative farming.

Brittany: developing an agroecology region

Agriculture is a huge…


by David Pendle

The GAIA journey has been a timely learning opportunity in this COVID19 moment. Through this program, thousands of people have found new ways to build towards a more empathetic and generative world. Otto Scharmer, co-founder of the Presencing Institute describes GAIA as “an impromptu global infrastructure for sensemaking, for leaning into our current moment of disruption and letting this moment move us toward civilizational renewal.” This project has involved 10,000+ people signing up for a free, four-month, online learning journey, facilitated by a global team of 100+ volunteers who are co-creating it in eight different languages. They…

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