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The westernised world seems to be living in a state of increasing fear, with many believing we face a clash of civilisations. On one side our cherished democratic ways and on the other, it seems, a rigid, hierarchical (religious) force hell-bent on destroying us. Is there an outlook that is more inclusive of the differences and would we even see it in this polarised climate (which the Hebdo attack may have been intended to worsen)? Might causes of the clash be going unrecognised, like blowback from things we have done in their countries. Does our fear maybe even stem from insecurity inflicted on ourselves by globalisation? When the very nature and causes of the situation are so clouded, how do you decide on a direction?
Annegien Blokpoel, Founder & CEO, PerspeXo, the Netherlands
Karin Jironet, Co-founder of In Claritas, the Netherlands
Markus Petz, Head of Special Projects & Development, Experience Alternative, Tampere, Austria
Katie Aquino, aka “Miss Metaverse”, Futurista™, USA
Ferananda Ibarra, VillageLab, Mexico
Gunvanthi Balaram, freelance writer, editor, translator, India
Jack Gallagher, Artistic Director & Choreographer, Bodies Anonymous
Mario de Vries, Media Specialist, Design
Paul Holister, Editor, Summary Text