THRIVE: the perfect antidote

October 25, 2017

Interview with Melbourne-based Social Activist and founder of newly launched symposium THRIVE, the colourful and feisty Rei Alphonso   Rei Alphon [...]

The Medicine Woman and the Songman

September 4, 2017

“Through our love we are transforming ourselves and each other and that reads into everything we’re doing.” Excerpt from Issue 3 of YOKE Intervi [...]

Turning the world around

July 11, 2017

Duty is a celebration. Duty is revolutionary. Duty is an inner spring of passion and creativity. The one thing it never is – in the eyes of Indian a [...]

Getting beyond stuff

March 23, 2017

  As the world consumes more and more for the sake of consumption, one design collective is prompting us to look at ‘stuff’ in a new and more [...]

Connection and consensus

November 9, 2015

How TED built one of the world’s biggest brands using people power Excerpt from Issue 3 Gather On any given day, there’s a TEDx event – and sometimes multiple events – happening somewhere in the world. The global TEDx movement (the ‘x’ stands for ‘independently organised’ TED event) began in 2009 when TED head honcho Chris Anderson decided to broaden the reach of the TED brand by allowing pretty much anyone, anywhere, to hold a TED-like event. The rules are relatively simple: maintain the spirit of TED (multidisciplinary, focused on the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world), hold it over…

A Life Less Ordinary

October 29, 2015

We tend to think of community as something outside of ourselves, but according to Buddhist nun Robina Courtin we need to look within if we…

The high price to pay for materialism

August 6, 2015

“The actual business model is completely unsustainable, unless you change this model you cant change anything.” Livia Firth, Creative Director of Eco-Age By Kathy Wong     While the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, human rights and environmental costs have grown dramatically. I want to share this important documentary, The True Cost, uncovering one of the most complex and urgent challenges of our time. We hear about how the fashion Industry can exploit those in third world countries but as consumers we do not fully understand the true cost which often causes us to turn a blind eye. How our purchase choices…

Who is the core of you?

June 18, 2015

I pause and read this question several times before I can realise a meaning for me. I am taken back to my corporate days, when…

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