I learnt a little Greek whilst working on the isle of Samos, a corner of the world I love, despite, or maybe because of, the chronic refugee crisis asphyxiating the different communities living there: the word Meraki (µεράκι) means to do something with your soul, to devote all that you have in order to do […]
Between and across people and interests and fears: anger can be useful, just like awful jokes, or shared grief, because they can fuel mutual understanding. Dialogue is conversation flowing between competing agendas. Silence is often very useful: what kind of silence do we have here? Peaceful, noisy, terrified, or angry silence that is too enraged […]
My work and a personal passion: my CV is wayward and multi-layered (youth worker, orange-picker, writer, human rights investigator, mediator and volunteer refugee camp worker) – this is where I’ve ended up, I’m very glad to stay and see what evolves from this good place. For me Peacebuilding is simple and profound: exchanging stories with […]
I once wrote that “Travel without fear is like meat without salt.” I am obsessed with traveling because of my insatiable curiosity about the world and its peoples.