“Be ready to welcome new experience. challenge your assumption. Step out of your box.” “Whatever CURLS organizers team give to you, I hope you learn something inside and outside you.” “To be in the experience, to feel, to think, to reflect, to experience, to do. Connect with the other participants, really listen and learn to work together, have a dialogue about your learning.” “Be involved … Continue reading Messages for the next CURLS participants
Pema Rinzin (Bhutan) Pema is currently working as an Associate Lecturer in Department of Sustainable Development, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan.Attending the CURLS program has taught me a lot. Firstly, getting to meet people from diverse cultures and of different ages and being able to share this learning journey together with all the participants was very memorable and enriching experience for me. Especially … Continue reading Why should you join CURLS 2019? III
Ishanya Anthapur: Ishy (USA)Ishanya Anthapur: Ishy (USA) Ishy is a student intern and CURLS 2018 participant studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Curls 2018 has given me the gift of impetus. While I’ve been a generally knowledgeable citizen about ongoing crises and world issues, I haven’t always been the most active person. At one point in my life I thought, “I do not … Continue reading Why should you join CURLS 2019? I
Ryan Bestre (The Philippines) Ryan currently works for the solar energy company: Solar Pacific and volunteers for Greenpeace as an ecological agriculture campaigner. (Following piece is from a blog written by Ryan as his reflection on module 1 of CURLS 2018) “We have to be angry but humble… We have to fight joyfully.” This statement came from 2010 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Nnimmo Bassey, an … Continue reading Why should you join CURLS 2019? II
“Curls made me realise how incredible it can be to share a similar platform with people from different country; of diverse age, race, and gender; and with distinct imagination. Curls made me believe in diversity and inspired us walking towards happiness and harmony, together…” – Sanchari Mukhopadhyay, India, CURLS 2017 participant “I was very contented to unfurl the essence of curls which was to devise … Continue reading Why should you join CURLS 2018?
The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim Empire The crowded cacophony of Bangkok Mean and miserable faces Seem strange and unforgiving Hurrying towards the next chemical cake or caffeine fix The traffic is suffocating The noise overwhelming I disappear in the Seven Eleven glare Manufactured food and manufactured lives The smell of effluent seeps from the sidewalks The many dogs sleep in the coolness … Continue reading The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim by Francis Rothery
When I first saw the advertisement about the summer school programme on Right Livelihoods I was drawn into the caption, ‘People Planet Partnership’. After series of emails on my interest for this programme, I was granted a partial scholarship from the organisers at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Royal University of Bhutan and…..I was elated to be part of an international summer school programme. It was … Continue reading CURLS 2017 Journey Memo
‘Everybody has equal responsibility to the commons and shares a direct responsibility to transfer its wealth to future generations. The commons radically oppose both the State and private property as shaped by market forces, and are powerful sources of emancipation and social justice.’ -Ugo Mattei , First Thoughts for a Phenomenology of the Commons. This quote aptly captures the predicament that society faces today, a … Continue reading Testimony Chula Right Livelihood Summer School 2016: Solidarity for the Mother Earth, Solidarity for all.
”You hum something, a tone or a sound and the rest of the group is following you!“ A sound is coming from one corner, gradually the rest of the group adopts this sound. It becomes louder and louder, like a swarm of busy bees flying towards you. The sound stops and after a while also the last imitator fell silent. A new tone is hummed, … Continue reading Neoliberalism and the food system by Norina Möller