The Worlds Biggest Eye Contact Gathering 2017: London. When you look into someones eyes, their skin colour, race, gender, age, and all other identifying labels become secondary to realisation that you are both human, going through the same beautiful, confusing and scary journey of life
This years Global Eye Contact Gathering is coming up, coordinated by The Liberators International, we’ll be proudly running the flash-mob in London. want to join in and help spread greater connection around the World
Here’s the thing. there is one issue at the root of almost every societal issue. just one. if changed it would transform homelessness, poverty, excess stress, our outdated schooling system, work-life balance, loneliness, crime rates, mental health, inadequate fire safety standards.. everything you can think of
The weather. It’s always a talking point. Maybe its because its something that the whole world has in common. Or maybe its because its an easy topic to start with if you want to break the ice and start a conversation with a stranger. It’s always going to be there, the weather.
We picked a spot to sit in the sun while we made and decorated some “Unisciti a Noi. Prendere Una Bolla” signs (Join us and Blow a Bubble signs (i hope). We then picked a spot where lots of people were passing, near the Verona Stadium (a cool Colosseum style ancient building)
It takes less than 5 mins to set up a Positive Action Activity, and less than 5 seconds to add some Positive Action into your day, so why does nearly everyone i meet say they are too busy? this is the biggest challenge we face at Focallocal
It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)
So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.
Here’s the route and itenary of the Focallocal Road Trip4 Connection.
It still needs a little collective magic to make it work and you can be a part of making it happen, do you;
have friends in a city between Lyon and Berlin that would like to run an event with us on the 2nd Aug?have friends we can contact to run events and projects in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia or Bulgaria?know any beautiful beachside or lakeside towns, or mountain villages en-route that my life would be complete if i visit to work from mid-week? Sprinkle some star dust on our trip to change the World and bring people and local commuities closer together, everywhere! (click for larger image)
14th July – 21stBarcelona 26th JulyLyon 2nd August? 08 Aug. 2014 – 10 Aug. 2014Wilde Mohren Festival, Berlin 16th AugBerlinFlash Mob Urban Beautification/ or Edible Cities23rd AugVienna 30th AugLjubjana 6th SeptCroatia 13th SeptBosnia 20th SeptSerbia 27th SeptBulgaria 4th OctThessaloniki 11th OctThassosFocallocal Connection Festival