Day 184 July 3
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return
The United Nations is a hub for activism, declaration and human rights elevation all over the world. Nestled in the charm of Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations building rests on the southern end of Lake Geneva, with a view of the famous alps to the north and west. East of the forested areas of the French borderline. Opened in 1946, it used to be the world headquarters, though today the New York location is privileged to hold that title.
On the occasion of World Environment day, artist Mona Nicole Sfeir installed a labyrinth of plastic bottles to bring attention to our world consumption and waste. The bottles were collected from UN Staff and area schools and organizations to make the unique design. Dubbed the Recycling Labyrinth, it was constructed of 8,000 bottles to represent the number of plastic bottles that are deposited into landfills worldwide, every second.It is a call to find a new way to handle our waste and be responsible in our consumable designs. This unique design of a broad stretched hand symbolizes what we create and consume with our hands can also be redesigned in more functional form. The labyrinth was made with the help of local volunteers, though found a space on the world stage in 2011 in the gardens of the Palais des Nations in Geneva and the artist hopes to return in 20 years to make another with better recyclables in packaging that biodegrade.
Video credit: Geneva Public Affairs
On this 184th day…
Explore what possibilities you hold within your very own hands today and how they can make the world a better place to live.
Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered. We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!
Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.
- Go Global….Explore the World
Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in. They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
- Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey. Call connection Information
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society