A peek back into my newsletter archive when I ran a group blog for global citizens.
"Remix culture": expat+HAREM newsletter, March 2011
Welcome to March's Remix culture issue
This month we're acknowledging that where we come from counts (see this urban psychology article on the geography of temperament, and take this quiz to pinpoint how to make life choices congruent with your temperament) -- and by bringing what we uniquely have to offer, we're cross-pollinating the culture.
And we extra-extra-extra love to hear this => Pluralism is always practical: when we draw on our own mixed identities we're more creative!
After 15 years of mulling a plan unsupported by the establishment, one publisher of quirky, useful books for readers living abroad decides that just because 'expat books' don't exist for many publishers, booksellers and libraries doesn't mean her business idea isn't a good one. Jo Parfitt knows whereof she speaks, and the longtime expat is going for it! If you're a writer with a global living book in you, check out her guidelines.
Meanwhile a Third Culture Kid and food activist in Colorado says no to the American predilection for huge cups of coffee consumed in the car, and yes to the communion found in ethnic dining rituals from her childhood and travels.
An American born and raised in Japan finds a way to bridge the cultural divide through the whimsical folk art of etegami.
So much good stuff coming our way, impossible to share it all....here's another way to get on the same page with us: we're now attempting to round up the zillions of resonant links that fly past us every day -- like these ones about global careers, and international politics and the hybrid souls we all possess.
AROUND THE WORLD and AROUND THE WEB
If you're in New York on the 25th, don't miss an evening about How to Run the World and Hybrid Reality, presented by expat+HAREM's global nomad salon coproducer Janera Soerel. Global adventurer-scholar Parag Khanna and his wife Ayesha will introduce their new institute exploring human-tech co-evolution.
And for the collectors, from the filmmaker, author, producer, and musician known as DJ Spooky comes this compilation of essays examining 500 years of collaborative creation, from the history of stop-motion photography to Muslim influences on early hip-hop.