Come the Revolution

March 11, 2019

  “Many of us are feeling understandably fragile, because we’ve been fighting against corporate greed and the horrendous treatment of ani [...]



The Examined Life

February 2, 2017

“…it’s not everyone’s job to live the examined life. But it is the job of the artist and all creative thinkers … to ask the ques [...]



The mind set for a better world

July 24, 2018

  “What inspires you about social change?” She asked with that characteristically delighted twinkle in her eye. She being Cynthia Sciberras, [...]



Taste of Compassion

June 20, 2018

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is turning the wheels of hope, and nourishing the spirit of compassion with its Food Justice Truck Featured article [...]



Nothing is divisible

October 17, 2016

NELL One practice, one life, one moment A conversation between two artists Words & interview by Lionel Bawden Excerpt from Issue 1 Love/Loss One’s art…

Drowning social ethics in a sea of neoliberal niceness

April 14, 2016

Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business From the Inside Out Author: David Gelles Book review by Carol Horton from Issue 3 of YOKE   In the closing pages of Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business From the Inside Out, author David Gelles shares a final vignette that (like the rest of the book) is more revealing for what it omits than what it describes. Interviewing Chade-Meng Tan, founder of Google’s wildly successful “Search Inside Yourself” mindful business training program, Gelles asks him why mindfulness is so popular in Silicon Valley today. Meng replies, “The corporate spirit here is to radically change things for…

Healthy building, healthy body

February 3, 2016

From Issue 3  - GATHER It was 1985 when an Aboriginal man called Yami Lester, desperate for a solution to his community’s healthcare crisis, gathered…

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

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…

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