Andalusia without sky

31 Mar 2011 Andalusia without sky This is a series from Southern Spain —Granada, Seville, the Alpujarra range, the coast at Nerja, and Cordoba. I was traveling to meet a colleague at a film conference, and spent a week exploring this magical region, Andalusia, alone. I had a recently broken heart. I think that brought…

The Exile of Poetic Imagination

26 Mar 2011 The Exile of Poetic Imagination This essay looks at my work promoting the use of expressive arts therapies with war-affected kids, and the challenges we faced in this work. Boy with kite, Bamian, Afghanistan (Photo by Chris Lowry) I am interested in the transformative power of theatre and ritual. “At its deepest…

2011 March 24

Archive for March 24th, 2011 24 Mar 2011 Camping On Walden Pond No Comments Words This fresh look at Thoreau’s life in the woods may surprise you. Read more 24 Mar 2011 The Last Humanitarian No Comments Words After I left Médecins Sans Frontières in 2002, it took me some time to sort out my…

What Do You Mean By Green?

26 Mar 2011 What Do You Mean By Green? Green filters, certification, screening criteria, eye of the green needle—how do you know if you’re ‘green’ enough? Now that we’re getting serious about climate change and the rising cost of energy, every corporation and every organization can benefit from a bit of greening. In Europe and…

2011 March 29

Archive for March 29th, 2011 29 Mar 2011 Jane Jacobs: Prophet of Globalization? Yes, but with a (local) human face No Comments Words Inspired by the Ideas that Matter conference celebrating Jane Jacobs in 1997, this essay is an effort to place her work within the continuing debate about how globalization works, and where we…

2011 March 26

Archive for March 26th, 2011 26 Mar 2011 Jesus of Guadalajara No Comments Words During the ten years that I worked with Street Kids International, I met a lot of cool, big hearted people working in the field around the world. This is a portrait of one of the best: Rogelio Padilla. Read more 26…

Patterns of Place

25 Mar 2011 Patterns of Place Whenever I see an interesting texture… I like to capture it. Check out this Flickr gallery of some of my recent pics.

New Article in Alternatives Journal and Other News

25 Mar 2011 New Article in Alternatives Journal and Other News Update from Chris Lowry (March 2010): In March I gave a guest lecture to Dror Etzion’s MBA class at McGill University, for the second time, by Skype, on a laptop in my Toronto office, on the subject of local living economies and green business….

2011 March 31

Archive for March 31st, 2011 31 Mar 2011 Andalusia without sky No Comments News, Photographs This is a series from Southern Spain —Granada, Seville, the Alpujarra range, the coast at Nerja, and Cordoba. I was traveling to meet a colleague at a film conference, and spent a week exploring this magical region, Andalusia, alone. I…

Ranch: The Alan Wood Ranch Project (excerpt)

27 Apr 2011 Ranch: The Alan Wood Ranch Project (excerpt) The video cannot be shown at the moment. Please try again later. The Ranch Project was an art installation in the foothills of the Rockies, which Steve DeNure and I filmed over the course of year, through the 4 seasons, with his ingenious time-lapse 16…

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