There are some smaller discussions and partnerships in development, including an invitation to participate in a bid from the city of Timisoara for Cultural Capital City in Romania in 2021 and a possible Italian process involving Matera and maybe Bari. Along with Ravenna and Sarteano, Italy seems to be a favourite destination of ours at the moment.
We hope that your year has been as free as possible from disaster and conflict and that working together through the power of culture and the arts and a commitment to human rights, equality, freedom and truth we can find a way to turn the world around and begin to make something better of what we are as human beings. In my journeying around the world over the last 24 months I have met artists, facilitators, teachers, farmers, refugees and even businessmen and people from the military who want to change society from being a less greedy and destructive form to something that works and supports all. We have a long way to go but step by step, individual by individual it will change. We have to challenge the destruction of our environment along with climate change and the power of corporations, market forces, violence, poverty and inequality. We can do something about this.