I am touched by the responses of so many interested people, not only from London, but also from Scotland, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Amsterdam and Gujarat. Guess its a sign of our times, but the idea of going against the drifts of our current landscape, revisiting ‘collapse’, and challenging ourselves with ‘optimism’ seems to strike a chord across age and borders. I owe a big thank you to everyone who responded, passed my message around and got in touch. I have created a map of where all the interested people came from, and we are calling it the ‘Growing Map of Optimism‘, here at the Powerof8 HQ.
Unfortunately, in this phase of the project, we have to go for 8 people who are fairly local. Nonetheless, it is a growing map, as the idea would be continue developing ideas, building tools and scenarios, and reaching out and connecting to as many people as possible. In fact its a Growing Map of Possibilities, for now and the future.