Oh, how time flies! It’s about two months since I posted here and we’re already well into 2018.
I have an excuse, an acceptable one, I think: I’m working fulltime for peace!
But, first – here the three main points in this belated New Year greeting:
• The last two months devoted to peace
• 8 short videos to inspire you
• Dreams and plans including Lund, China and Venice.
Walking on two legs but still looking for the right balance
While I am a photographer who experiments with what “peace photography” could be, I’m also a professional peace and future researcher and director at The Transnational Foundation for Peace & Future Research, TFF, in Lund, Sweden.
And, so, there are periods during which I have to devote myself to international affairs. It’s not entirely voluntary, I must say, because I really feel I need the artistic activity, the “flow” and the intuitive exploration of the world around me – to balance my research life which is more disciplined, methodical, and – supposedly, at least – rational.
And I would add, there is much much more positive energy in working with art than working with international affairs.
My main occupation is to argue against most of the horrific (nuclear) weapons and wars (can’t know about or cover them all…) and other violence and argue for the simple, logical principle embedded in the UN Charter, namely that peace shall be brought about by peaceful means (Article 1).
Think about it: That is what all the UN member governments have signed once upon a time. And completely ignore every single day.
So I have two identities or persona. I walk on two legs and I cannot always find the right balance.
The shadow of certain world events throws itself over the fields of art and photography where I’d like to spend much more time.
So to solve that impossible equation – two fulltime jobs – what do you do?
Well you study management and you develop practical, daily working methods, you work basically all the time – which is possible when you love what you do and you don’t do it for money (all I do with TFF is unpaid, we’re an all-volunteer foundation). While I have little income, I live a rich life. I don’t complain – just I need 48 hours per day at least and living till I’m 120. That’s all…
As if you were there…Enjoy!
More info on the link. Welcome!