Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One big happy, formidable family

It seems the neocons are beginning to feel the threat of their demise, and John Birmingham nails it on the head with this fantastic piece on his blog. It's an interesting observation of human ego and its relationship to power when things just aren't going their way. It seems they will stop at nothing to defend their turf. To me, it all points so positively to the 'Great Turning' as Joanna Macy terms it. It's a clear sign that the old pillars are crumbling to make way for the new era of compassion and life-sustaining civilisation on the planet. Keep screaming Johnny!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Food Shaping our Cities

As some of you may know, two of my great passions are the design of the urban environment and local food. Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steele discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world. It's a timely message and cuts to the core of how we have got it so wrong since the dawn of the industrial age.