21 september 2014: the people’s climate march.

all around the world, people will gather to demand from the world leaders to take bold action on climate change.

and the silent climate parade berlin will be joining them!

What is MakeSense all about?

Sometimes it’s not easy to keep an overview of all the wonderful videos/tumblrs/articles/links that are part of the MakeSense ecosystem. This is my attempt at a collection. Please feel free to add other links!

The newest MakeSense video is a great introduction (thx, Videaux):

Christian explains the Hold-Up:

Christian explains MakeSense:

SenseCamps

Two videos from SenseCamp Berlin 2013:

Article on SenseCamp Wiesbaden (with Prof. Yunus), with a video in French (below) and in German (click):

Is the SenseCamp London 2013 video the best SenseCamp video ever? You be the judge!

To date, SenseCamps have happened in Berlin (2012 & 2013), London (2012 & 2013), Paris (2012 & 2013), Kuala Lumpur (2012), Wiesbaden (2013), Barcelona (2013), São Paulo (2013), and Singapore (2013).

SenseCamp_Paris

Sense SpinOffs

SenseSchool is one of the projects that has come out of the MakeSense ecosystem:

Other spin-offs include the SenseCube, a co-working & incubation space, CommonsSense, an innovation consulting enterprise, MKS Fest, events that bridge social entrepreneurship and the arts, and Disco Soupe, a movement to fight/dance/cook against food waste.

SenseTours

Fanny and Matteo explain the SenseTour Europe 2013 (probably still the funniest video!) - and on the website, you can check out their final presentation:

Video from the Mediterranean SenseTour 2013 (check out their final presentation with surprising insights):

Press

MakeSense has been featured and mentioned in numerous articles, such as e.g. in Wired, the Guardian, Le Monde (french), Libération (french), Youphil (french), etc.

To the future!

In 2013, Christian Vanizette became an Ashoka fellow for co-creating MakeSense - so this global movement will be booming even more now!

In the end, a small message from the most prominent MakeSense fan, Prof. Muhammad Yunus:

if you are interested in changing the world and wondering where to start, or you’ve always wondered what MakeSense is, you should watch this video that introduces this dynamic global community of changemakers.

spectacular video produced by cyrille and co at videaux! love it!

and the founder christian vanizette just became an ashoka fellow as well!

P.S. since i’m on my semi-hiatus in korea at the moment, i’m really interested in meeting people who want to help create makesense hotspots in busan and/or seoul - hit me up!

great visualization of the 1% on a global scale. check out therules.org movement, that is trying to bring the power back to the people! (thanks colin, for the great tip!)

this related to this provocative piece, highly worth reading: an interesting take on orlov’s 5 stages of collapse.

where is home - a film exploring the identity issues of third culture kids and the most difficult question for us to answer. my answer usually depends on who is asking, but my favorite one is “where i lay my head is home.” there’s an instant connection to people who really understand that feeling. one of my favorite articles on that is zwischenmiete by brittani sonnenberg.

the film is now crowdfunding on indiegogo.

"if you try and stop the pen, then you’re inviting the gun"

nice video from the occupy india / anonymous protests on june 9, against the indian government’s efforts to shut down internet sites including e.g. vimeo (how the hell did they pick vimeo that’s really known for high-quality videos that are shared by their producers!?). NH7 also published an interesting chat with anonymous india. (video by the awesome now delhi, discovered at wild city)

as a part of occupy berlin, i’m so happy to see this! people around the world are standing up for their legitimate rights. young people everywhere are realizing that we need to change the world. that democracy needs action and active participation. that they will no longer by silenced by the opium of consumerism or straight out oppression. right now, #opindia is fighting internet censorship, but who knows what will be next. maybe corruption?

one thing i am a little wary of is the aggressive tone. yes, it’s quite typical for anonymous, but not that typical for occupy. i’d like to contribute this video (on vimeo!!) from occupylove to the movement here, with charles eisenstein (the gift economy) talking about creating a world that works for everybody.

a generation waking up - it’s definitely too late to be a pessimist!

we live at a time when our lives and actions matter more than ever before. what will our legacy be?

i fully support this project, especially after participating in the berlin activities of makesense! if you find it at least somewhat sympathetic, support its entry into this contest- all it takes is a tweet!

cool social business start-up on sharing knowledge around the globe: knowable.org. haven’t launched yet, but i’m quite interested in finding out more!

and i think there’s much common ground, i highly value information access and transparency, and believe it can fuel positive change in the world. it should also work in their favor that the greatest challenge isn’t a logistical or technical one (such as distributing knowledge) but it’s the challenge of designing a system that makes knowledge accessible in a way that people actually will find useful enough to use.

i found out about this project through the makesense gang in berlin, who will be doing a hold-up for knowable.org on saturday at impakt berlin. i was told this is a public brainstorming/workshop to support the development of the platform - kind of a “real life crowdsourcing.” looking forward to joining this saturday and learning more about makesense (great manifesto!) as well as knowable.org!

[EDIT: knowable.org is in it’s last hours of crowdfunding at indiegogo.com/knowable]