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Movement Camp 2019 – A review

Imagine   Imagine a movement-educational network where things work. A growing web of sustainable communities from all over the globe created by thousands of students that orbit and grow around a pulsating inner core of teachers that lead by unstained example, deep...

The call of the city – a short film

"The call of the city” is a short film showing a world beyond the silence of everyday routines.The space is talking, it is inviting, and it is offering options at all times.Since creating doesn’t start from nothing, everything is a transformation.It’s about becoming...

Urban Exploration – A manifesto

Urbex is the art of carefully and thankfully making tea in somebody else’s villa, bringing pots, leaves and water of your own, without them noticing.   A preamble: why more manifestos?   All people act but only a few do it following personal Cartas or codes. Mostly,...

No reasons to practice

“Do not play video games!” said the old doctor to the kid “You’ll never be able to conclude anything in your life, do something useful”. 15 years forward and the kid is a billionaire, having started a business based on his gaming.   A MMA fighter trains to be ready to...

The call of the TV tower

The meeting The silent fine air was rushing through my hair as I stared out of the window that was kept slightly open. I raise my eyes from my piece of paper, throwing the pen on the table. A smell of hot, dense and sticky summer night came through that small...

Approaching physicality: humans need a reset

Approaching contemporary physicality: the curse of choice It was 2.4 million years ago. The first Homo Habilis, with his 600 cm3 brain was fighting hard to stay alive. Cracking shells, running through forests, fighting fierce beasts and trying to build necessary tools...

Antidotes to contemporary venoms

Antidotes to contemporary venoms.  Following on from last week article: "a boxed life" * Venoms: Detachment and laziness.Antidotes: Awareness and enthusiasm. Have you have tried to take a laser pointer and make a cat follow it? Pay attention here. The awareness of the...

A boxed life – obstacles to an active physical existence

A boxed life Andrea’s routine: it’s 07.00. Puts off the alarm with a sloppy arm. Time to wake up. She carries herself to the toilet with half-closed eyes before looking at her phone: 30 minutes of passive staring at things she doesn’t really care about before the...

Balancing – Corollaries of the manifesto

Balancing: Corollaries of the manifesto Ascent: If you know me, you know I have a thing towards nice gadgets. I totally love them, and I do not plan to hide it. I do not cover myself up like a late baroque fetishist, but I use some. They help me keep in my daily life...

Balancing – a manifesto

A balancing manifesto Why would people choose to use a Bosu ball to work on balance? It’s a real question, not a rhetorical one. The answer (when is a good one) that I often get is: “To develop leg stability and work the intrinsic musculature of my foot” Well, to me...

Environmental Practices – an introduction

I see people every day boringly walking the roads or navigating into traffic, totally ignoring all the scenarios surrounding them. Leaving to die infinite possibilities for one’s development. Environmental Practices: What is this about? “We open our eyes, see the...

The quiet between two storms – June ’18.

Let me picture the situation for you. I am in my room at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. The new moon is completely covered by the clouds, the sky is dark, not a single star around.The silence is almost absolute and palpable. I can hear the sound of my...

Japan – a first visit

Me, writing down thoughts on the oldest Zen temple of the island, Tokyo. It is the 30th of December 2017, after over 20 km of walking in the rain. With heavy bags on our backs and wet like two drops of water into the sea, we arrive at the designated place for our...