23 Oct Podcast about the Jimmy Nelson Foundation at BNR radio
Kieke from our team was invited to talk about the foundation on BNR radio!
What we are doing within our foundation and cultural preservation is now particularly important as our world is changing rapidly. Our ever-growing population and urge for bigger economies have led to both positive and negative developments, such as improved technology and infrastructure, globalisation, consumerism and global warming. Due to technological advances, it feels like we are accelerating into the future faster than ever before, but every day it becomes clearer that we are damaging our planet. To address this we have to inspire all humans to create a deeper connection with their cultural identity and respect for one another. A better intercultural dialogue would then play an essential role in achieving peace and sustainable development. Minority and indigenous peoples have a far greater role in this than they sometimes have been aware of and than that we have lauded on them. They have an intrinsic connection with nature and a deeper sense of ritualistic self, which is crucial for all of our progress. Through the inevitable process of change and growing of dominant cultures, the world’s cultural colours are fading and elementary wisdom is on the brink of being lost.
Listen to the podcast with Geert Jan Hahn and Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart at BNR radio about the Jimmy Nelson Foundation here (Sorry it is in Dutch)