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DITOs Science Pub Night #1: demystifying vaccines

DITOs stands for Doing It Together science. It also stands for a project started earlier this year to combine efforts for Do-It-Yourself (DIY), grassroots and community-based science efforts to grow and flourish [more on my previous blog post]. One way we accomplish this is by talking about science-related issues that are little known or mystified and by … Continue reading

Reflection on Brexit listening project – what does listening do?

The other day I went to Harwich (approx. 1.5 hour train ride from London) in Essex where Leave vote was in majority to join the listening project. We asked people on the street questions; what does the result mean to you? What is your vision for the UK’s future? What is the message to the new … Continue reading

Waking up to a UK outside the EU

Dear All, We cannot at the moment know what the full consequences of the separation between the UK and the EU will be. The emotions and desires on the issue on both sides cannot be dismissed. Either way, whatever the result of the referendum, a big group of the voting population would have been unhappy … Continue reading

Lets ‘Do it together’! A journey in science, technology, art – & policy – begins! An introduction

Citizens without Borders is honoured to take part in an exciting endeavour for the next three years: ‘Doing It Together science’ or DITOs. But what is DITOs, who is involved, how, and why? In the following weeks we will be posting more news about CwB’s and our partner’s engagement in DITOs and answer these crucial … Continue reading

The empathy spectrum in the Playshops

Looking at a colour-wheel-emotion (, I have realised that I also used Playshops as a way to bring my positive emotions in deeper and more shade colours, that is, to hold and enjoy them more. Base on my experience working with autism and the colour-wheel-emotion, I will try to clarify the main point in this … Continue reading

Film as a medium for reflection: No Man’s Land (2001)

Earlier this month we screened “No Man’s Land” a 2001 film by Danis Tanović. The synopsis: Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Plot: Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man’s land, whilst a third soldier becomes a … Continue reading

Reflections on Explorer of the World playshops – what works, challenges, the future

The focus of the Explorer of the World playshops is on creating intentional relationships with our surrounding environment – that is, development of meaningful understanding brought about through experiential learning in people’s own terms. Conceptually, these playshops are about connecting with and understanding the world around us by bringing together artistic and investigative perspectives. The methodology of the … Continue reading

The Explorer of the World playshop series 2015

The Explorer of the World playshop series is part of a set of projects developing tools and methods that enable individuals, regardless of background or geographic location, to (re)build relations with their environment, collaboratively and creatively devising solutions to the real problems they face. What is the purpose of the playshops? The playshops create spontaneous … Continue reading

“When exploring the world in different ways, the usual becomes surreal”

I think the old adage that “when you’ve travelled around the world, only then will you know what home is” is well illustrated by the experiences I’ve had in the playshops. It could be said that what we are doing is ‘childish’ or plain silly, but I think it is exactly the experience of playing … Continue reading

Reflecting on our experience of Citizens without Borders Public Expo

Our first ever public event – Citizens without Borders Public Expo – was such an amazing and learning experience for all of us involved. We want to share with you our reflection and experiences of the event – what worked, what presently surprised us, what we enjoyed and learnt from our mini-Expo. Thanks! Asako & … Continue reading

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