Art, culture, and ideas, cross geopolitical boundaries in ways that governments and commerce cannot.
“The world we all have to deal with is an interdependent one,” says Political scientist, professor and author Benjamin Barber. “There are no national borders when it comes to global warming, health pandemics, terrorism, poverty, weapons of mass destruction, global economic crisis, trafficking, world-wide crime, among other problems. They are 21st century challenges but the solutions being used are 18th century sovereign state solutions that stop at territorial national borders. Barber presents these challenges and solutions from a worldview perspective in his writing, teaching and lectures.
Buckminster Fuller, American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor said that – “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
From communities of people of all ages coming together and artists and visionary thinkers across disciplines, can emerge the development of new ways to look at and live in the world. Popular demand, aided by social media, can provide the incentive to corporate culture and governance to redirect the energy that is empowering outdated systems, towards new model modernized systems and business that benefit society.
Photographs by Maan Palmieri