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 first tried this one while travelling through Toulouse, and it was stunning how easy it was to make new friends, simply by taking some pens and a big sheet of paper into a park. We’ve also tried in busier spaces like markets and shopping centers, where many more people join in, but they don’t stay as long. ..so less new friends, but more peoples creativity onto your Connected Canvas
Katerina’s idea to try Take a Smile outside the Immigration Office in Barcelona was a spark of genius! Many people came out of that building looking fed up, and we lifted their spirits by inviting them to take a smile. I’m sure there were also many who had recently arrived in the country, and its a lovely thought that we helped shape their first impressions in a positive way
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
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