Gratis

Learning Gratefulness by Branly López

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Making Pepe of butterfly-kites to communicate to the Universe

‘Gratefulness’ gives us the option to stand still and realize what we already have, instead of comparing ourselves with others and wanting more; as this dissatisfaction can also lead to more greed and fosters our consume oriented system.

Gratefulness is the umbilical cord that links life and death. It is a way to communicate with the universe itself and to embrace hope, patience, faith, love, forgiveness, compassion, courage and freedom among other deep emotions, intuitions, feelings and thoughts. In October and in November, when the strong wind embraces the environment in Guatemala, in many Mayan communities, but especially in Sumpango, colorful tissue paper kites are made and flown as a way to communicate with life and death, with the universe itself. Gratefulness butterflies are offering to the ancestors, to life and death.

The kites, in the Mayan vision of cosmos, are seen as butterflies that take our emotions, feelings, and thoughts as messages, through the wind, to our ancestors, to the universe. So, making and flying a tissue paper kite, for many Mayan people, is an act of gratefulness; an emotional, mental, spiritual and physical connection, a way to honor life-death. On this day of learning, we will explore unconditional gratefulness as the bridge between life and death through making a Pepe or Mayan tissue paper kite –butterfly. We will share our feelings, thoughts and gratefulness to our ancestors and to the Universe.

Branly López has a degree in urban planning and communication and is the director of Cuidad de la Imaginacion (City of Imagination): a laboratory of design, Mayan philosophy and art in Quetzaltenango. During the last three years López studied the Mayan ancient philosophy and started working as a spiritual leader supporting people in his community. He was an Age of Wonderland fellow in 2016.

Branly López (Guatemala)
Learning Gratefulness

22-okt 16.00-18.00, The Student Hotel
Language: English





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Age of Wonderland 2017 presents 100 DAYS OF LEARNING, a global learning event to exchange valuable life experiences with peers. Doers and thinkers from around the world - innovators, scientists, engineers, artists, designers, social entrepreneurs - are invited to share their personal stories, ideas, and practice, not to be found in textbooks. Aim is to rediscover knowledge, challenge beliefs, and exchange life lessons with others. To make the world a better place, we need to embrace change on an individual level, and inspire others to do the same.

During World Design Event the gathered knowledge and experiences will be shared in daily talkshows at Peoples Pavilion and in Baltan Laboratories Expo (Natlab).

Age of Wonderland Talks with Arne Hendriks @Peoples Pavilion

Where Peoples Pavilion

When 11:00h - 12:00h every day (21-29 October)

Free entrance

Visit the Age of Wonderland Talks, every morning from Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October. Age of Wonderland’s Arne Hendriks receives surprising guests on his sofa to talk about 100 DAYS OF LEARNING. Themes that will be addressed include activism, energy, ecology, learning-by-doing, society, intimacy, empathy and empowerment. The talk show is in English.

Age of Wonderland: Exhibition 100 DAYS OF LEARNING @Natlab
Where Natlab

When 12:00h - 18:00h every day (21-29 October)

Free entrance

In Natlab, all insights of 100 DAYS OF LEARNING are shown in a visual presentation. Our host are more than willing to tell visitors about the projects. Feel free to embrace, copy, implement, experience, personalise, hack the concepts/outcomes of the Days of Learning. This invitation is for you, and those who inspired you.

Natlab functions also as editorial office. Our editors are collecting stories from the past 3 years of the Age of Wonderland and the present 100 DAYS OF LEARNING project. Share your stories with them! Other editors, journalists, bloggers visiting WDE are welcome to take a seat on our table to work.

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