Learning to live in a multicultural world (in Switzerland)
Tuesday, 26 July (4.45pm) – Sunday, 31 July (noon) Learning to live in a multicultural world Diaspora and peacemaking in Europe Have a look at the programme – I spent … Continue reading
Gary Younge at Jewish Book Week & Lisa Gornick’s drawings
Through Jewish Book Week’s blog, I found Lisa Gornick’s extraordinary drawings. Lisa has a Drawing Shop and a daily drawing blog. Here is one of drawings, Unititled, which I’ve chosen … Continue reading
Fear and Hope
Searchlight Educational Trust’s Fear and Hope report is now online. There’s quite a lot of it so a good read will have to wait. A quick look at the ‘tribes’ … Continue reading
How culturally secure are you?
It’s been a challenging weekend for multiculturalism – and barely a mention of David Cameron or Angela Merkel. Harry Eyres’ Slow Lane in the FT Weekend wonders whether our current … Continue reading
Monoculture, what monoculture?
Faith Matters held a panel/Q&A event a couple of months ago in London (lovely venue – Royal Commonwealth Society), with Christina Patterson, columnist at the Independent; Jonathan Arkush, barrister and … Continue reading
Diaspora & peacemaking in Europe
Heard from Angela & Nina at IoC Switzerland that the programme for Learning to Live in a Multicultural World: Diaspora and Peacemaking in Europe is ready and will be at … Continue reading
Who are you?
No, not genealogy – spare me – but identity. Gary Younge was on BBC2’s The Review Show (the arts show that hasn’t quite found its feet since it stopped being … Continue reading
A missed train in Bristol
I was catching the 0939 from Bristol on Sunday and was on the platform at 0938. But British trains are now protected from the indignity of just-in-time types like me. … Continue reading
Identity – inherited, formed, forged or chosen? I haven’t visited yet – hope it includes ideas from post-essentialism geography and cultural theory. Exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.
Breaking and Entering
A great evening with old friends from Papua New Guinea days (now dividing their time between Timor and the US). Then TV news footage of the devastating earthquake in Haiti … Continue reading
Planning some dancing tomorrow night at Shoreditch Town Hall. I have never managed to adjust to English new year customs and generally feel altogther far too wild to be taking … Continue reading
A day dedicated to identity & cultural awareness on the course, but as is often the case, it’s the private conversations afterwards which dig deeper. How does Belgium work culturally? … Continue reading