Wanderful Copenhagen

"It’s not rain – it’s nature reminding us we’re alive!”.  That was my own personal breakthrough moment leading a Street Wisdom in wonderful, wanderful Copenhagen.  Our 12 adventurers had started their Tune Up in bright sunshine. An hour later, just as we started the Quest, the skies opened.  It turned out to be perfect weather ...

Walk on Water

  The RSA is on a mission.  A big one.  21st Century Enlightenment.   So we’re delighted and honoured that they are partnering with Street Wisdom.  On Dec 3, while David Attenborough was giving his vision for tackling climate change upstairs, we were out in the streets, seeing how we could bring the local environment alive ...

Peace Wisdom

  Every day we hear disturbing news from conflict regions.  But what can we do about it? That’s a question often asked by the 15 entrepreneurial young peacemakers from places such as Israel, Palestine and Pakistan who were chosen to be the first ever GATHER Fellows. GATHER, which focuses on supporting those taking practical action, is the brainchild of <a ...

Tel Avivid

We started in Tel Aviv's groovily grungy Carmel Market.  First, discovery?  Nine o’clock in the morning is an unusually early start for this laid back town.  But after half an hour of coffees and introductions, a band of artists, seekers, old friends, new acquaintances and even a surprise bystander - were off.   It’s hard ...

Covent Garden, 6th May, ‘Train or Try?’

Covent Garden

How about both? With hundreds of people wanting to either attend or lead events up and down the country, we came up with a day when people could do either - or both. 30 or so would-be Street Wizards gathered in the Covent Garden piazza - braving the ...

‘Art Market’ with Jersey Arts Trust, May 2015

Art Market Street Wisdom in Jersey

Jersey’s first Street Wisdom was also the first one we know of anywhere in the world where all the participants were artists thanks to the Jersey Arts Trust who hosted the event as part of the Skipton Arts Series Most people associate Jersey with bankers and potatoes. But ...

Piccadilly Circuitous…

Bet you thought the statue in Piccadilly Circus was called Eros.  But you'd be wrong. That's just one of the many, many surprises uncovered when a group from the nearby St James' Chuch set out for some serious wandering on their first Street Wisdom.   I understand most churches celebrate Lent in a traditional, rather sombre way. ...

Street Wisdøm!

I have pretzels and box wine. Take me to your artistic leader.

Friday dawned ominously cloudy and cold in Stockholm.  We thought we were in for Sleet Wisdom.  But by the time we gathered at the ultra hip Urban Deli at 1330 the sun was pushing through the clouds and as we started the Tune Up, church bells (synchronistically) started ringing. <img class="alignnone wp-image-886 size-blog-featured" src="https://www.streetwisdom.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0048-700x250.jpg" alt="IMG_0048" width="700" ...

Turkish Delights Jan15

Istanbul Street Wisdom

When most of us hear the name Gezi Park we think back to the Occupy-style protests of 2013 when Istanbul’s citizens took to the streets to defend threatened aspects of their life - including freedom of the press, secularism and the green spaces of the park itself. On Thursday tear gas had given way to tourists ...

A Wanderful Week

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I am one of nearly 100 people taking part in our Winter Wander-land experiment that started on December 1 and unfolds in 25 daily tweets until Christmas. Ok, as program designer, I had a pretty good idea of what was coming, but every time the phone pinged me a Street Tweet, ...

Windy City Wisdom

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - NIGHT - DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS - 1953

What is the future of the workplace? What does it need to be? Does work even have a future? These are the sort of questions The Workplace Conversation #TWPC is asking and on 21st November they mounted a Street Wisdom in Chicago to get fresh inspiration. It was the ...

DIY Street Wisdom

Street Wisdom at the Crouch End Festival

 David Pearl talks to Scott Morrison at the Crouch End Festival DP: Scott, you’ve initiated and led three of your own 'DIY 'Street Wisdoms in the last month. Impressive! What is it that so excites you about this venture? SM: Where do I start David? I summarise Street Wisdom as simple, soulful and life-changing - I don’t ...

Lucky Creation (San Francisco)

Street Wisdom San Fran

Lucky Creation is the name of a wonderful vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown.  It's also the place where we found ourselves discussing all that happened in our Street Wisdom on 4th April, the first ever event to be held in the USA.   ...

So a Social Change Maverick, a Human Technologist and a High Energy Particle Physicist walk into a bar in Bulgaria… David took Street Wisdom to TEDx

No it's not the beginning of an elaborate joke.  It's the night before TEDx and my fellow speaker from CERN Rob (@knoopsrob) is explaining that string theory is a way of understanding a 10-dimensional universe where 6 are hidden away in wiggly, squiggly worlds of their own.   Apparently the way to think about it is like ...

Straat Wisdom – Amsterdam March 2014

Amsterdam

Is Amsterdam the most beautiful imaginable backdrop for a Street Wisdom event? I couldn’t think of a better one, standing on the sun-bathed cobbles of Westerstraat on 4 March with a group of fearlessly curious and up-for-it Amsterdam-ers.  One of them, ...

El Camiño di Oxford Street?

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Every year thousands of people trek to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain on routes that wind through Europe, carved by countless pilgrims and spiritual seekers before them.   It can be a long, long walk.  But that’s the point.  If you’re looking for answers, inspiration and ...