Meeting Street Wisdom

I had never heard about Street Wisdom, until the day I got a message about an event in Vela Luka, a small town on the island of Korčula, Croatia.  I knew straight away, I must be there! The day was warm but clouds threatened rain. So, I prepared myself and went along to the event. When ...

Notting Hill: Connections and Reconnections

The showers stopped and the sun was out for our wanderings in Notting Hill on Saturday 9th September.  Even before participants had arrived, I was making new and interesting connections, not least with Ada of The Tabernacle, who was making me a peppermint tea.  Our conversation started with my necklace, moved on to the Circle ...

Respuestas encriptadas

Comencé mi preparación para facilitar Street Wisdom en Bilbao con un helado para activar mi sentido del gusto, sentido al que no le suelo prestar la atención que merece. El helado no sólo activó mi sentido del gusto, sino también la vista a través de los ...

Deshaciendo las barreras de la integración

Como extranjera en Londres, Street Wisdom me ha ayudado a conectar con la ciudad, a dejar de verla como un lugar extraño en el que he establecido mi residencia, y verla como parte de mi hogar. Por ello decidí que para la World Wide Wander facilitaría un Street Wisdom en Español, con la intención de ...

A Street Wisdom Wander in Borough Market

A Street Wisdom Wander in Borough Market.  8th September 2017. Despite the rather damp weather on this Friday morning, we still had nine intrepid and inquisitive wanderers gather together, at one of the entrances to Borough Market, London. This is the third time I have run a ...

Stories from Frome

This a collection of stories from the Street Wisdom event held in Frome, Somerset as part of the World Wide Wander led by RSA Fellow, Brett Sadler. Firstly, thank you again for this interesting experience. I'm still pondering on it and expect that its full impact will unfold over time. It's certainly ...

Sofia: Dialogue with the city

We had a great #WorldWideWander day in Sofia, Bulgaria on September 10, 2017 with 18 participants, excellent weather and feeling of Sunday timelessness.   Gayane Minassian:"Street Wisdom and #WorldWideWander 2017 in Sofia was a magical and surprisingly rich experience. I literally “met” the answers to my questions (two questions initially and a third was added on the ...

An (almost) flying wander.

It was cold, grey and very windy in Farringdon, the normally busy rail hub was having a peaceful day - thanks to multiple engineering works, and my trusty Street Wisdom umbrella wanted to begin a flying wander before my intrepid participants could find their way to our meeting point. Clerkenwell is one of the oldest ...

Brisbane Street Wisdom

A beautiful Brisbane morning.  We meet at the Queensland State Library at Kurilpa where the First Nations people of Australia have gathered for thousands of years.  It seems fitting to be seeking wisdom and sharing stories in this place. It is a sublime morning that lucky Queenslanders get to experience in Spring - cool and crisp ...

Planting Seeds in Munich

street wisdom muninch by susanne taylor

There is a first time for everything, and this was the first time I was late to a Street Wisdom event. Luckily I had some on-the-ground support (friend back up) and by the time I arrived everyone was already getting to know each other. I could tell immediately it was going to be a fun ...

Southbank and summer rain

I had three brave souls come out on a Thursday night after work to wander the streets of Southbank. The rain was heavy, large drops soaking through passer-bys. My three wanderers turned up, umbrellas ready to get their instructions and tune in. We waited 10 minutes for any late comers and as I gave my ...

The Wonders of Bermondsey

I’m standing under an overcast sky outside the Fashion and Textile Design Museum on Bermondsey Street with 3 eager street wisdom participants all keen to begin. This is a fascinating area, filled with a fusion of old and new buildings combined with a mixture of local residents and tourists alike enjoying the village atmosphere in this now ...

Join our World Wide Wander September 8, 9 & 10

This autumn (or spring if you're in the Southern hemisphere), we're bringing together our community from the four corners of the earth in one big weekend of wandering and wondering, Street Wisdom-style. The inaugural World Wide Wander is happening over three exciting days - the 8th, 9th and 10th of September. Join us as a ...

Mindfulness at Walk – the sequel

The first event with our collaborators, friends and mindful allies Mindfulness at Work was so exciting we just couldn't leave it there.   Not least because, the more you practise Street Wisdom, the more your learn.   This time we joined MaW's growing community of Mindfulness coaches among the Halva and Hookahs on London's ...

How to fall back in love with your city

It wasn’t until this event that I had the city itself as an additional participant in Streetwisdom. Which is an odd thing to say, given the city and its streets are the stage upon which we play, quest and find answers to questions. Except this time the questions tackled were about Lisbon itself – and how to ...

New Leaves

Street Wisdom is going to be featured in an excellent new book - Creative Super Powers It was dreamed up by Creative Social's Daniele Fiandaca, co-edited by Street Wisdom’s Scott Morrison and the chapter itself was written by our founder, David Pearl. Published by Unbound, the book has been entirely crowdfunded by the creatively curious and this week ...

A trunkful of insights

What I know now is that it is very nearly as energising to facilitate a Street Wisdom event as it is to participate in one. Yesterday I met with seven willing participants in beautiful Leamington Spa for my first experience as a volunteer Street Star. The group were amazing - one of my biggest takeaways from ...

Nairobi’s 1st Street Wisdom!

On Sunday 5th June 2017, 6 of us met in downtown Nairobi for the first ever Street Wisdom in Kenya (possibly even Africa??). As it wasn't possible to attend a Street Wisdom event first before running one (for the simple reason there aren't any going on here!), I had to dive right in, read ...