Imagined Futures with Cecilia Aversa

I could define myself as a facilitator. As a civil servant, I’ve been devoted for more than a decade to discover the potential of innovative ecosystems, and encourage amazing talents to achieve outstanding goals with social impact, from Earth to Space… As a Professor, I am a challenger. Educating future generations of leaders demands great responsibility and commitment to inspire them to think big for doing big, regardless -and sometimes…
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The Church of God vs. The Church of Capitalism

This article was originally posted on medium by Chakameh Shafii During a recent visit to an art collection here in Berlin, I saw a work by Yngve Holen which was the headlight and rear lights of a Mercedes Benz installed on a blank wall. The curator explained that the artist was highlighting our segregation of a society based on the car we drive. Take a second to think about that,…
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Imagined Futures with Ty Fujimura

Who is Ty Fujimura and what is most important for people to know about you? I don’t think it’s important for people to know about me specifically, but I do think I have a perspective on life and work that people may benefit from hearing. I take the art of living very seriously. I think this is a good thing, so long as one doesn’t overdo it, as I am…
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Imagined Futures with Mary Jo Madda

Describe your ideal Imagined future in 10 years in 3 words. I can tell you right now — it’s all words that start with the letter “E.” Equity. Empathy. Ethics. Elaborate on an ideal future that you imagine. Whether this takes ten years or more than fifty years to get to, I want to see a world where people recognize that the “meritocracy” concept is a myth. I hope that…
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Imagined Futures with Margaret Trainor

Who is Margaret Trainor and what is most important for people to know about you? The most important things for people to know about me and what I value most about myself is that I have a fair amount of irreverence both for myself and the people around me. Another thing they should know is that I am an optimistic person and I think you pick up on that when…
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Imagined Futures with Benjamin Tirone Nunes

Who is Benjamin Tirone Nunes? The question of who I am has been influenced by the places and people that I came into the world around. I am a culturally diverse person. I grew a mix of cultures those being Portuguese, English, German and Italian. I grew up in Portugal going to a german school and then speaking english at home. I was influenced by Italian food through my mother,…
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Finding Your Career “Sweet Spot”

Growing up, I spent hours in the batting cage, perfecting my baseball swing just to be able to hit the ball perfectly.  I remember how gratifying it felt when I struck the pitch with the “sweet spot” of my bat, and the ball flew off my bat into the field at a lightning pace like a missile. Even though my baseball career is over, I now help others experience that…
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