what would british roads look like if they were treated like cycle lanes?

the same goes for berlin! actually, studies show that using bike lanes in germany is in fact much more dangerous than riding on the street, apparently even 12 times as dangerous!! again: people using bike lanes are much more likely to be injured/killed than those riding on the street – how insane is that!?

who will make a short documentary of berlin like casey neistat did in NYC?


What would British roads look like if we treated them the same way we do our cycle lanes?

by Dave Hall. London Cycling Campaign, 02.07.12.

Don’t forget to post the location where you want a Go Dutch walking and cycling project on our map so we can tell Boris and the London Assembly on 12 July…


“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”

Truth from writer and futurist Alvin Toffler, creator of Future Shock.

( It’s Okay To Be Smart)

“if you try and stop the pen, then you’re inviting the gun”

nice video from the occupy india / anonymous protests on june 9, against the indian government’s efforts to shut down internet sites including e.g. vimeo (how the hell did they pick vimeo that’s really known for high-quality videos that are shared by their producers!?). NH7 also published an interesting chat with anonymous india. (video by the awesome now delhi, discovered at wild city)

as a part of occupy berlin, i’m so happy to see this! people around the world are standing up for their legitimate rights. young people everywhere are realizing that we need to change the world. that democracy needs action and active participation. that they will no longer by silenced by the opium of consumerism or straight out oppression. right now, #opindia is fighting internet censorship, but who knows what will be next. maybe corruption?

one thing i am a little wary of is the aggressive tone. yes, it’s quite typical for anonymous, but not that typical for occupy. i’d like to contribute this video (on vimeo!!) from occupylove to the movement here, with charles eisenstein (the gift economy) talking about creating a world that works for everybody.

very powerful movie, great storytelling, beautifully shot: why honor students across the country are being thrown in jail. campaign link.

couldn’t agree more!

nef launched the happy planet index today! where would you rather live?

Génération Tahrir – interesting looking webdocumentary film project on the youth of egypt that is changing the fate of their country. crowdfunding at kiss kiss bank bank! (thx, giulia!)

Incredible India!

I am going to India. I will be part of a team building an eco-friendly, design-thinking-based & community-solutions-focused K-12 school in rural Khajuraho, India, the WEschool. It will be built entirely from scratch and aims to run on a social business model in the long term.

I got involved in this project when I ran into Ulrike at the Vision Summit in Berlin. I met her two months ago in India where we met at a conference and traveled to the Taj Mahal together. I told her about about my fascination for India, and then she told me that she is building a school in Khajuraho and that she is actually looking for somebody like me to get involved. “Why don’t you come to Khajuraho and decide after seeing the place?” she said.

So two weeks later I am sitting in a plane to Delhi (right now!) and will make my way to Khajuraho. I will meet Ulrike and others from the team and we will write (more) concepts, business plans and funding strategies. It’s an adventure, and I’m very excited about it.

In order to cover some living expenses while I don’t have a steady income, I am offering freelance translations for German/English marketing texts / ad copy (hire me!).

Read the full story and the background of the WEschool, and check out the WEschool blog!

click click clicktivism? push button, save planet? still, the carbon pollution standard would be a step into the right direction.. and it’s really just a click away.

the future of working.. certainly won’t apply to everybody, but this should be/become the reality for all “knowledge workers” and probably many more!