The space in the middle of a polarizing world

Modestas Malinauska

Take a rubber band and pull it in two directions it will either break or snap back. The widening gap between hyper capitalism and post-modernization is creating an ever increasing centrifugal power that pushes the marginalized to the extremes. …


Lakota drawing, unknown artist

When I design a garden creating relations is the way and the goal combined. When I work with people I adhere to the same credo. Especially in the beginning of a group process it demands active facilitation so that we start to grow a collective responsibility for it.

With this…


Four Dutch Hospitals take on Big Pharma

Thomas Breher, Pixabay

Revolutions have always fascinated me. When we were students we imagined them to be glorious with people overthrowing dictators and breaking down the walls of privilege and palaces. And then of course the Arab spring came and the Orange revolution …and they went…


A brief encounter with pollinator Lauren Minis and others

Bees Communicating at the hive entrance

Our world is moving ever faster, we have ever increasing connections and yet we feel detached. Detached from each other, detached from nature, detached from ourselves. In trying to repair my own feeling of detachment there was a time I steered away from social media. I felt that networking was…


Photocredits: Xaver Wegler

In my previous article I suggested that a more symbiotic relation between humans and nature might be possible. Here I’ll go a step further and argue the ‘symbiocene’ is already here. You just have to know where to look. In the coming weeks I will write a series to show…


Moving away from the direct consequences of COVID-19, leaving behind me the sense of loss and the suffering, I find myself taking a look at our species from an entomologist perspective. I’m not the first to use biomimicri to understand social behaviour. In the nineteenth century Peter Kropotkin published a…


Why women are leading the change

Women are more prone to poverty, earn less then men and tend to be undervalued for their non-monetary contribution. I used to get really frustrated about these facts and sometimes I still do. But frankly, I got tired of feeling frustrated. I felt the…


Moving beyond good intentions

I’ve witnessed my childhood paradise being transformed from a garden of Eden to a concrete and plastic covered desert. As I read in the news that this same country is now embarking on the biggest tree planting initiative on earth, my heart jumped. …


now I’m a gardener with a vision

Me in a Precolumbian Foodforest

There is very little more revolutionary then gardening. And by gardening I mean, working with nature rather then against her. Here’s why. Nature creates abundance by perpetually reusing a limited amount of elements and by using smart forms of collaboration between species. Economy…


Me, deglamorizing instagram with pictures of composting

Lately I was speaking to a good friend. I told her: “I think I’m done doing big ambitious projects. In fact I’m done trying to change the world. …

Zairah Khan

Regenerative Entrepreneur, Permaculture, BlueO2- Dreaming big from the ground upwards

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