Mobility - Non-intrusive mobility

Youth concerned by accessibility
by Julie   
Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Alex visited the teenagers of Future School. (Photographer: Courtesy to Susmita)Susmita, the producer of the documentary 'Sometimes I can fly' about accessibility, organized a talk with the teenagers of Future School and Alex, the Italian fellow in a wheel chair of the movie. After watching the documentary, the students seemed very interested by the topic and asked many questions, not only about how to make accessibility in Auroville but also about Alex's travels in India. They're very impressed by his courage. They even took pictures with him as a star, exchanged phone number and suggested to organize a dinner with him ! Read more

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A documentary about accessibility
by Julie   
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Alex and Susmita during the inauguration of the bridge of Life Education Center. (Photographer: Courtesy of Accessible Auroville)Alex is an Italian fellow in a wheel chair. By following his daily routine, people will may understand better the problem of accessibility in Auroville. It's the aim of the documentary 'Sometimes, I can fly', produced by Susmita, an activist who is working on pulling down the architectonic barriers in Auroville.This documentary is part of 'We care film festival' of Delhi. You are all invited to watch the movie on the 3rd of April, 5 pm, Cinema Paradiso. Susmita and Alex will also interact with teenagers in Future School the 29th of March, 1 pm. Read more

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Development Priorities issues
by Andrea   
Friday, 08 March 2013
At the meeting  (Photographer: Andrea)Infrastructure cable, Crown Road, Master Plan and Development Priorities issues was the topics of the meeting with the town planners of l'Avenir d'Auroville. The meeting was called by residents of Centre Field and Aurodam inviting other Aurovilians to come forward and share their feelings and experiences. The two hours of meeting touched many aspects of the planning work and the ground realities. At the end of the discussion was agreed to proceed by visiting the physicals places in order to have a better understanding regarding the coming steps Read more

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Dissolving Polarities #16
by Andrea   
Tuesday, 05 February 2013

From left: Elvira, Abha, Luigi, Nicole and Sauro (Photographer: Andrea)One more energetic morning session focused on dissolving polarities with Elvira and Luigi - this time without B, who is mending his back. Be well, B! With them in the studio are three coordinators of the freshly selected Town Development Council L'Avenir D'Auroville: Abha P (communication and consultation coordinator), Nicole (socio-economic planning coordinator) and Sauro (overall coordination). The conversation zoomed in on the challenge of mobility - a topic central to the overarching theme of how to best manifest the city the earth needs. Read more

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Links to Ground Values
by Andrea   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013
From left: Mona, B, Peter A. and Elvira  (Photographer: Andrea)In the new energy of 2013, Elvira, Luigi and B are back on the air attempting to ground Auroville values together with Mona and Peter A, both architects and former Dreamcatchers. Picking up the threads from the series of former conversations, the focus is on the links and missing links, small steps and quantum leaps to manifest the city the earth needs. Mona, with her experience as a former L’Avenir d’Auroville member, shares the intricacies of planning in the Auroville parameters. Read more

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Where`s the Right Place?
by Andrea   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
From left: Elvira and Rita (Photographer: Tatjana)Elvira, Luigi and B are back with their series on dissolving polarities in the planning and manifestation of the "city the earth needs." Special guest is veteran forest steward Rita. She has for more than thirty years planted and nurtured a ten acre forest in the Residential Zone just south of the Solar Kitchen and bordering Edyanchavadi Village. As she says: "The trees have grown, but have we?" Where is the right place in this forest for the radial road that is planned to go through it? Read more

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Existence Matters
by Andrea   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012
From left: B, Matriprasad, Elvira and Luigi (Photographer: Andrea)Back at it again with the usual suspects, Elvira, Luigi, and B. This time it is with Matriprasad, the caretaker / steward of Existence. Existence has become a forest of about fifteen acres next to Matrimandir which town planners are considering for developments. How will the “city the earth needs” deal with it?

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”Barefoot” Ted`s speech
by Jorren   
Sunday, 12 February 2012
February 11th 2012: Ted MacDonald, the athlete experimenting with running on bare feet gave an inspiring speech for the marathon runners. There was that much interest in his talk that the speech had to be given in the open air, on the Visitors Centre's square. Ted spoke of his view on running with or without shoes and his journey to find the ultimate running experience, and encouraged people to keep running and keep searching for their own perfect way of doing so. Undoubtedly, Barefoot Ted gave every runner the power they need for the marathon! Read more

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