Make Your Transition

The new PfB Channel is in development for launch in the autumn. We’ll be presenting a flow of photography, writing, music and other original material from established and emerging names, all produced or offered as responses to the PfB invitation: “What’s going on out there? What’s your journey? And how can we be free?

Stay tuned – and while you’re waiting: check out the Stream and turn up Polarone’s ‘medicine wave’ for deep listening and embodied journeying. Make a a little space to move, turn the lights down and the sound up, and see what happens…

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Gangsta Gardening

South Central LA, known mostly for gangsta hip-hop and riots, is not perhaps the place you would expect a gardening revolution. However, fed-up with the absence of good produce and observing how ubiquitous fast-food drive-bys create poor community health, Ron Finlay started growing food on the ragged strip of pavement outside his house. Then he started encouraging others to do the same.

A movement has emerged and here he outlines his vision for a world where cities are fertile and all citizens have direct access to free fresh food.
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Tigers in your Garden

jadav-payengMartin Luther famously once said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would fall to pieces, I would still plant an apple tree.”

Since 1979 Jadav Payeng has been planting trees to make sure that his world would not fall to pieces – on Majuli, a constantly-eroding island in the Brahmaputra river in Assam, India. To date he has single-handedly planted, and nurtured, a forest larger than New York’s Central Park – a forest that now hosts elephants, rhinos, vultures and even tigers.
Forest Man tells his story >>

[Dispatch posted by the Bureau for Agent Stephen in the field.]
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Situation Update; Reality Check

Alan Watts and Terrence McKenna weave together their seminal visions of our nature and condition into a call for conscious change.
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We Are All Very Anxious

anxious-vogue1-604x400The intriguingly-titled Institute for Precarious Consciousness offers a succinct resumé of the evolution of Capitalism’s ‘dominant affects’ and the corresponding changing responses by resistance movements. The Institute’s proposed tactical 1-2-3 for responding to the current affect of all-pervading anxiety seems helpful… Read more >>

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Change from the inside out

richard_martin“Rather than finding ourselves in an era of unprecedented change, we may find it is one of crushing tedium, uniformity and vacuous conformism.” writes Richard Martin as he looks back at true revolutionary periods from artistic, political or corporate perspectives. “People really should stop talking about talking…” he adds.

His proposal for starting the slow change processes that may produce a rich harvest many years hence: “Play them at their own game… accepting a role alongside them and operating as an outsider on the inside.” Read more here >>>

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How Wolves Change Rivers

A project to re-introduce wolves into Yellowstone Park demonstrates the extraordinary interconnectedness of eco-systems.

The narrative to this film is an extract from George Monbiot’s Ted talk about rewilding
watch the full-length talk here >>
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Make Your Transition

The PfB Sound Blog and Soundcloud page are in development. We’ll be presenting a curated flow of DJ mixes and original productions, all produced or offered as musical responses to the PfB invitation: “What’s going on out there? What’s your journey? And how can we be free?

While you’re waiting, check out Polarone’s ‘medicine wave’ for deep listening and embodied journeying. Make a a little space to move, turn the lights down and the sound up, and see what happens…

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The Abandoned Airport in Congo that Became a Playground

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Note to the future: what do we do with the mess of disused airports full of broken old aeroplanes in war-torn lands? Ask the children! Article by Chris Guillebeau on Michael Christopher Brown’s images from Congo.
Read & View the article >>
View the images in Michael’s portfolio >>

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