School of Talents is learning movement of the City of Tomorrow (STIR Foundation) in which students develop theories and new practical environments between our current fragile reality and the societal resilience provided by Sustainocracy.
Two students of Avans Highschool in Breda (Netherlands), Ibren and Fernando, joined the School of Talents to do their final year practical within environmental science. Their choice was to analyse the food resilience within cities and the need, potential and impediments of urban farming. Their report is highly inspirational and valuable for food labs, urban farming, technological innovation and governance. For STIR and the School of Talents the report is a solid foundation for establishing innovative circular food systems in the cities and develop new participative learning activities for new students. Here you find the index:
The management summary will be available free of charge. The full report is only available to the investors and sponsors of the School of Talents. People, business or governance that wish to engage into working on local food resilience can contact us.
The student Ibren will publically present and defend their findings in the School of Talents audience on August 14th at 15:00 in the aquaponics center of Eindhoven. Student Fernando wishes to continue the research for his own bachelor degree and expects to focus on the complexity of nutrients in circular city food systems.
If you wish to learn more you can contact Jean-Paul Close firstname.lastname@example.org
Peru is having a great issue with drinking water. Long spells of drought produce a severe water shortage. Sudden spells of excessive rain destroy productive agricultural grounds causing food shortages. How do we solve this? How can Peru adjust to this urgent and dramatic situation? Some people believe that the solution needs to be found in Sustainocratic cooperative thinking and handling. In Sustainocracy water is a core human condition for sustainable progress and shared responsibility, not an economic or political power game or means.
Crowdfunding is needed to independently research the current status in Peru as well as the measures taken by local governance. We need to educate the local stakeholders on the innovative value of sustainocratic engagement and establish the first local and international multidisciplinary team (government, innovative entrepreneurs, citizen’s engagement and scientific expertise) for accountability and cocreation of the higher purpose of integral water resilience and wellness. The group will the define together the priorities in steps to be taken. Once that is done projects can be defined that get access to regular and large funds but this first analytical step needs to funded seperately.
The money will be used for travel and lodging expenses in Peru, making local presentationd and effort needed to contact and gather all necessary information and stakeholders objectively to create the first Sustainocratic table for water resilience. Project leader in STIR City of Tomorrow is Peruvian PhD student Edwin Rodriguez. He is preprint his own letter to you on which he explains the situation and his motivation to you.
Can you contribute? Let us know…..
Glad that this full moon is over. I went deep, too deep and needed time again to recover and reflect.
The reason for my emotional disturbance was the appearance of an “Angel”, a physical reflection of a good looking woman who had found the key to the box in which I had carefully hidden my intense emotions.
“I have looked at a Youtube video of yours of 2010. You have aged much more than 7 years. What has happened?”
At first this observation was for me a clear message of rejection in the shape of – you are too old for me – even when no real personal engagement (other than inner, confusing and selfish desires) had been subject of discussion. The innocent question blew me emotionally apart. The moon was full and I am a sensitive person, committed to life and dedicated to the responsibilities that had been thrown at me by the patterns of extreme experiences. My personal challenges in life had opened my heart, mind and soul to the complexities of human evolution. Deeper awareness is not a nice state of mind. It reveales behavioral realities that need to be ajusted in order to safeguard the wellness of our human species as whole and its symbiotic interaction with our surroundings. For 15 years now I have been dedicated as single father to the raising of my children, affected by the pressure of financial, corrupt banking and governance. It developed my personal awareness, desire and talented ability to define and create a new common reality.
Two broken marriages and the intense suffering for the wellbeing of myself, my children and eventually the analogy with the rest of the human world, had made me aware that change was needed. My personal mission was based on the deeper awareness out of which eventually Sustainocracy was born. At first I represented a “single person’s global society” and gradually other people and institutions joined in work programs out of their self interest, sometimes engaged from awareness themselves, sometimes simply because of the survival mechanisms they found by participating. “Angel” appeared in one of those settings and captured the emotions of many, including me. This is not strange and had happened many times before. Awareness driven cocreation is based on love, trust and commitment, getting not only the best out of people but also shaping personal relationships that can be confusing and even erotic.
The only difference this time was that it was full moon, emotions were set and the personal interaction with this “Angel” became a confrontation with my hidden inner feelings and ego. 15 years of dedication and investment in a new global way of life had left its marking in my appearance. Her question was relevant, my emotional inner reaction was not. My life had evolved around three core missions:
- Assuring the wellbeing of my children
- Eliminating the poison of the system of financial surpression
- Creating and guiding communities around the Sustainocratic core values
The enormous pains suffered had been hidden away and powerfully locked up with a key that I had thrown far away. My mission focused on community relationships and did not allow for new personal relationships. This “Angel” had found that key and confronted me with 15 years of emotional community wealth but the missing of a partner to share my life and intimacy with. Potential candidates had presented themselves but never had been able to penetrate my deeper self, harnessed as I was against new suffering. I enjoyed the community love and took satisfaction from this, but it is not the same.
“You have sacrificed yourself for all human beings.” No, I don’t see it as a sacrifice. It has been an investment primarily in my children and all children. In a particular context 15 years ago (and 21 years ago) I had to make my decisions, like any human being does all the time. A choice has two sides, the one of the choice itself and the one of all the options that are dropped. It was difficult enough for me to provide securities for my children and hence impossible to dedicate time at looking for a new partner. Women who presented themselves demanded space and time that I could not offer at the expense of sacrificing on any of the three missions at hand. The detoxication of the powerful system did not offer any security either for a partner so I became convinced that this had to be done by me alone. 15 years pass by in a wimp but is a long time when looking back.
The presence of a good looking woman opened up the box of Pandora and made me aware of the intense missing of such fundament of human life. For a short while I was emerged in self pity again, with tears and sense of desire to repare this huge painful gap in my existance. “Angel” did not want to fill the gap and presented herself as mere messenger. This confused me even more. Anger filled me in combination with my inner emotions as I tried to get to terms with the idea why anyone should come into my life to upset me like this?
Then I came to terms again with my choices and the enormous wealth and power of my commitment. “Angel” had appeared to wake me up and assure that I am still a human being, not a robot of my own methods. My choices are good, have been good. I develop them without the presence of a physical personal partner, for obvious reasons. I am surrounded with love of many people who fullful everything except the joy of personal intimacy. This is a minor missing in view of the abundance of blessing I get from my surroundings. My intense visible aging is not because of suffering but the intense joy I take in making a difference. My wrinkles are not scars but deep lines of the love I experience by sharing. My slight bent forward is not because of the pressure of the world on my back but the humble bow forward to the beauty of life that has reveiled itself to me.
“You have this special power over people, like a Mick Jagger with music you deal with communities”. Wow, this is some kind of feedback. I do my best and love to see the groups bonding with positive energy and become productive beyond imagination. It indeed worries me that some of this success is related to me as a person. What happens when I disappear? Can this energy be generalized and captured as an outside source that is not personlized? I don’t want to be a Mick Jagger of community building, I prefer to be the inspiration that helps others to do this. That is the next step maybe. To let go and allow others to take over. Maybe it is not too late then for the emotional gap to be filled by new relationships in which personal ones can not be excluded. Stepping eventually out of the arena and take a joy from the tribune, sharing laughter, love and admiration with an alter ego that may feel the comfort of being there with me.
The music of life makes us desire, commitment, laugh, love and suffer. That is life. It has its phases and I need to deal with them too. Thankyou “Angel”. She made me aware – again – and in four days time made me age 10 years more, my way of aging though ;-). The full moon and “Angel” is gone. We get back to our life, strengthend by the choices that are once more confirmed and whole heartedly committed to. Grateful, not selfish. I have decided to leave the box unlocked now and allow my emotions to be part of my life, healing what ever needs to be healed.
With love, tears and dedication.
Another call for attention:
Sustainocratic STIR partner Dr. Swati presents her first english release of the successful Dr. Swati health TV show in India with a powerful message on pollution and climate issues. Her release coincides with World Environment Day.
We add an invitation to commit together
In 2009 STIR Foundation introduced the invitation to all societal stakeholders to a new level of collective accountability for developing our core conditions for sustainable human progress: Sustainocracy. In the region of Brabant (Netherlands) the staleholders accepted the invitation and AiREAS cooperative venture for the cocreation of our healthy city and environment was born.
Sustainocratic ventures and local AiREAS initiatives can be set up anywhere in the world where the stakeholders are willing to group together and take responsibility for innovative health driven processes. It proves to be a powerful innovative drive for all involved and a healing factor of economic wellness and stability.
Global Health Deal
In 2016 the local government took over the commitment for Health. In this video the key people of the province express their commitment.
This gave STIR and AiREAS the impulse to go global with the invitation, using the Dutch precedents as proof of concept and willingness to commit. In our global AiREAS publication we introduced a specific chapter (free downloadable) on the Global Health Deal invitation as well as a chapter on the new type of entrepreneurship that arises.
The alliance with Dr. Swati is one of the signals to the world that this process is successful, powerfully engaging and highly productive. And everyone can be part of it!
Again the world is shocked by the events in Kabul, London and many other places. When we study the miracle of life at molecular or even smaller level we arrive at energetic patterns that we have associated with those intense feelings referred to as “love”. This largely inexplicable sensation unites molecules, people and species in a symbiotic bond for sustainable evolutionary progress. Over time people developed stories and rituals around it in an attemped to name the bonding as an act of a universal God. The diversity of these stories, captured in religious formats, is a blessing that unites people and establishes care, compassion and warm connectivity through habbits, festivities and rituals.
The beauty of this diversity of group unification is disturbed by people who use this diversity as a differentiation and judgement, often with self interests as motivator to create fear, disconnection, hate and chaos. Such conditions of instability may serve their specific evil interests over the back of our natural quest for peace and stability. There is only one way to address this attack on our natural wellness:
- We mourn our losses through moments of silence and reflection,
- We actively show equality, compassion and love by gathering and hugging each other publically no matter where we come from, what story we adhere to or how we stand in life. When it comes to safety and harmony we are in it together.
At 16.00 we gather to make this statement, no matter where we are in the world and repeat this as often as we need to show evil that love only strengthens when it shows its face.
Our City of Tomorrow menu this week consisted of products produced entirely in the city of Eindhoven as part of the sustainocratic cocreation program referred to as FRE2SH (Food, Recreation, Education, Energy, Security and Health). We ate eatable flowers, trout, parsley, lettuce, mushroom, honey, etc. A much larger variety is being developed over time by using the available indoor and outdoor city space effectively everywhere in a sustainocratic cooperative for sustainable human progress and city resilience.
The Eindhoven city trout was delicious
Lettuce and flower beds while partner Ben Nas hosts the open day for public awareness
Food resilience is key in modern smart city development. Current food supplies may seem to provide abundance but the production and distribution worldwide is destroying our landscapes and climate. FRE2SH uses the 4 x Value ideology with Sustainocratic cooperation between citizens, local government, innovative entrepreneurship and applied science to produce high impact local sustainable progress:
- Value for the human being (healthy food, engagement, awareness, security, less financial dependence, better nutrician)
- Value for society (job development, resilience, effective usage of space, reduced mobility, less bureaucracy, quality food supplies, circular economies)
- Value for the environment (less air pollution, less destruction of landscape, reduce ecological footprint, cyclic reuse of waste)
- Integral economic value (reduces societal costs, profitability by connection consumption directly with production, integrated process, holistic city eco system, circular economy, new local value sharing systems)
This way of working in a city is referred to as peer 4 regional development or the participatory society. It combines awareness, education, growth and sustainable human progress in a powerfull multidisciplinary interaction.
What makes the DEEP LOOK film so special? It is not a film, it is a reflection about the art of observation. The art of awareness is the essence of life. Why would the universe exist if no one would be able to contemplate it? The entire purpose of any existence is that someone can enjoy watching it. DEEP LOOK observes people. Watch this trailer
The film was made by Veysi, a turkish immigrant who grew up in The Hague, observing how society transformed from a mere Dutch white community into a multicultural colorful caleidoscope of people. Veysi was born deaf. This did not hinder him to finish his study cumlaude and dedicate 7 years of his life to make DEEP LOOK as a musical visual of people who crossed his path. Veysi presents his view in slow motion, allowing us to grasp emotions in great detail while making us reflect about the high speed pace in which we live our lives, missing the beauty of detail as we go.
For those of you who live too far from Eindhoven to come and enjoy this art form we share this visual song from Veysi
The film will be shown 4 saturdays in a row in Eindhoven in NatLab (May 6, 13, 20, 27). The 10€ fee is to cover the expense of renting the theatre for the show.