“Diplomacy always has an important role to play if you ultimately want to find long-term solutions..." (Prime Minister John Key on Security Council role). Given the formidable list of difficult issues and recent cuts to ministry staff, how can the pool of expertise be extended?
My idea is to create a village app or village web with an on-line market where goods and services are traded with village currency supporting balanced forms of reciprocity – giving and receiving – and connection-building in local areas.
A way through cybersecurity controversies with the potential to first garner the support of all political parties in New Zealand, and then also international support from the United States, China, and other nations....
Typically in Asian cultures it is in the context of trusted relationships that business-doors are opened. Most in Aotearoa/New Zealand have not had much experience in building up relationships with Asians.
The filmed act problematizes development in a local area hit by global recession. Using film and interactive web, the methodology was developed to support people in their specific localities to create follow-on acts in which they uncover, together, what is going on and open up new possibilities for social and personal development.
This blog has sought to demonstrate how diversities in a country like New Zealand can connect creatively from the grass roots to much more effectively address economic, ecological and other issues facing villages, nations and the wider world.