Slow, stress and life

Planning to do some talks and workshops with the DeStress Show in the UK. We filmed this as a primer.

RSA panel on Slow

In 2012, the RSA in London hosted a panel discussion on the Slow movement. I was one of five speakers. These are the highlights as edited by the RSA.

Slow Travel debate (Part 2)

In 2011, the Southbank Centre in London hosted a panel discussion on the art of Slow Travel. The panellists were:

1. Ed Gillespie, head of a sustainability consultancy and one-time Slow Traveller columnist in the Observer.

2. Harry Eyres, a poet and author of the Slow Life column in the Financial Times.

I was the moderator.

This video is broken into three parts. This is Part 2.

An international Slow Day?

Every movement for social change has an annual day of celebration or observance. Some have more than one. Think of Earth Day, International Women’s Day, Buy Nothing Day – the list goes on. So is it time for the Slow Movement to follow suit?

Well, actually, it already has. A number of groups around the world have been holding their own version of an annual Slow Day. One example is the Montréal-based Le Slow Mot. But the Slow Day with the most brio, imagination and international reach is organized by L’Arte del Vivere con Lentezza (The Art of Slow Living). Their firstWorld Day of Slow Livingwas held in 2007 in Milan. The next year it was New York. In 2009, the date is March 9th and the host city is Tokyo, with other events going on around the world. Like any Slow festival worth its salt, the program for the Japanese capital is generously seasoned with humour. Highlights will include a team issuing speeding tickets to people judged to be walking too fast at Shinjuku, the crazy anthill of a train station in downtown Tokyo.

I now need to work out what will be my contribution to the World Day of Slow Living. Somehow “taking the day off work” probably won’t cut it…