Contributors

Lionel Yang

Lionel Yang is the founder of the School of Human Ecology. He is a trans-disciplinary business professional with a successful series of entrepreneurships that embrace creativity through aesthetics and technology. His current focus is reimagining sustainable business through human ecology and eco-community. He believes that trans-disciplinary creativity is needed to sustain innovation, and that humanistic nature initiates unbounded creativity through

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Peter Sutoris

Peter Sutoris is an anthropologist of education and the environment, concerned with how different societies imagine the future differently. He is committed to helping bring higher education more in sync with the challenges of the current historical moment. He studied at Dartmouth College, USA and the University of Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate as a Gates Scholar in 2019.

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Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson is renowned as a legendary teacher, and award-winning performer of Dance Improvisation with training in Contact Improvisation, Akaido, and Somatic Practices. According to Time Out magazine, she has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance”. For thirteen years Kirstie was a tenured professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois. In August 2020

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra in Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

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Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a British-Chinese novelist, filmmaker and essayist. Born in China in 1973, She was raised in a village in Zhejiang province before moving to a communist compound in Wenling. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy and moved to London in 2002 to study at the National Film School. Her first English-language novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for

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Gabriel Meyer Halevy

Gabriel is a musician, storyteller, writer, and radical creative. Born in Cordoba, Argentina. Three album collaborations – Merkavah, SpiritIsreal, and Hateva: Skin of God, and one solo album: The Human Project. Co-founder and co-director of Sulha Peace Project. Grassroots peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians (2001 until 2009). Private audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in support of his peace

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Esther Stanford-Xosei

Esther Stanford-Xosei is a Motherist, and decolonial Pan-Afrikanist Jurisconsult, Community Advocate and Reparationist. As a ‘new abolitionist’ emphasizing the need to ‘stop the harm’ and promoting Planet Repairs, Esther serves as the Coordinator-General of the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign. Her work in advocating for ‘Planet Repairs’ as the nexus between environmental, reparatory, and cognitive justice, has contributed to the establishment

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Faheem Nusrat

Faheem has followed an interest in Eastern spiritual practice for over 30 years. With lived experience in community he has also worked in the tech industry for many years. He is primarily focused on the ongoing challenge of how deeper ideology free modes of living and thinking can be made accessible. He is also exploring the role that slow living

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Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians and other decision-makers around the

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Lionel Yang

Lionel Yang is the founder of the School of Human Ecology. He is a trans-disciplinary business professional with a successful series of entrepreneurships that embrace creativity through aesthetics and technology. His current focus is reimagining sustainable business through human ecology and eco-community. He believes that trans-disciplinary creativity is needed to sustain innovation, and that humanistic nature initiates unbounded creativity through

Read More

Peter Sutoris

Peter Sutoris is an anthropologist of education and the environment, concerned with how different societies imagine the future differently. He is committed to helping bring higher education more in sync with the challenges of the current historical moment. He studied at Dartmouth College, USA and the University of Cambridge, where he completed his doctorate as a Gates Scholar in 2019.

Read More

Kirstie Simson

Kirstie Simson is renowned as a legendary teacher, and award-winning performer of Dance Improvisation with training in Contact Improvisation, Akaido, and Somatic Practices. According to Time Out magazine, she has “immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance”. For thirteen years Kirstie was a tenured professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois. In August 2020

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra in Portugal, and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University.

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Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a British-Chinese novelist, filmmaker and essayist. Born in China in 1973, She was raised in a village in Zhejiang province before moving to a communist compound in Wenling. She studied at the Beijing Film Academy and moved to London in 2002 to study at the National Film School. Her first English-language novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for

Read More

Gabriel Meyer Halevy

Gabriel is a musician, storyteller, writer, and radical creative. Born in Cordoba, Argentina. Three album collaborations – Merkavah, SpiritIsreal, and Hateva: Skin of God, and one solo album: The Human Project. Co-founder and co-director of Sulha Peace Project. Grassroots peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians (2001 until 2009). Private audience with His Holiness The Dalai Lama in support of his peace

Read More

Esther Stanford-Xosei

Esther Stanford-Xosei is a Motherist, and decolonial Pan-Afrikanist Jurisconsult, Community Advocate and Reparationist. As a ‘new abolitionist’ emphasizing the need to ‘stop the harm’ and promoting Planet Repairs, Esther serves as the Coordinator-General of the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign. Her work in advocating for ‘Planet Repairs’ as the nexus between environmental, reparatory, and cognitive justice, has contributed to the establishment

Read More

Faheem Nusrat

Faheem has followed an interest in Eastern spiritual practice for over 30 years. With lived experience in community he has also worked in the tech industry for many years. He is primarily focused on the ongoing challenge of how deeper ideology free modes of living and thinking can be made accessible. He is also exploring the role that slow living

Read More

Jamie Bristow

Jamie Bristow is Director of The Mindfulness Initiative, a policy institute about mindfulness and compassion training that grew out of a programme of mindfulness teaching for politicians in the British Parliament. The Mindfulness Initiative provides the secretariat to the UK Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group and helped politicians to publish the seminal Mindful Nation UK policy report. Jamie now works with politicians and other decision-makers around the

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