Dear friends and lovers of information, beauty, art, philosophy and family... and my and Ella's work in the world...
** TARGET REACHED... CAMPAIGN REMAINS OPEN for Ella's friends wishing to join in with her birthday gif.t **
Thanks for everyone who has helped make some magic possible, by contributing to a super-charged trip to London and Berlin in 3-23 November. We have booked the cheap flights, are are heading over!!
Read on about the story, and some rewards/perks/offerings I have to give you as part of this fundraising campaign. Super thanks in advance for your time in reading the info and in giving any donations you can.
So I've just been short-listed in the 2019 Information Is Beautiful Awards in LONDON, with the award ceremony held on 20 November. Check out my entry here: https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/3913-all-the-ways-of-winning-in-sports .
I'd love to be there in London (very significant global award, and awesome networking opportunity for all my Ideas Whispering work).
SUPER CHARGING THE TRIP
And to super-charge the international trip, I will head over to BERLIN to pursue some artistic opportunities (music and art happenings) and next steps in publishing my philosophical projects (to meet with Donata Schoeller, a leading international scholar of philosophy of living process and embodied thinking).
I'm also wishing to take my partner in crime, creativity and regenerative culture ELLA ROSE GONINAN, who will connect with the best of community renewable energy projects in the UK and Germany (with her COREM, Community Power Agency and Renew Fest hats on). For those who know her, you know what she is about, and this will also be an epic birthday gift (her birthday serendipitously coincides with the trip).
BIG THANK YOU GIFTS / REWARDS
** Please nominate/claim your gift in the comments when you donate!! **
As a big big thank you, I've assembled for you an array of rewards for those of you who will get behind this next steps in bringing my work to the world. You can receive my poetry, my music, or connect with me for a gifted taste of ideas whispering sessions.
And get me on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/luke.jaaniste) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want further info.
~~ ARTISTIC GIFTS... just in time for Christmas! ~~
* $30 or more = hand-made hand-drawn "THE BODY THAT LOVES" book of erotic poetry by Luke (posted to you by early November)
* $50 or more = four hand-made books of Luke's erotic poetry "ALL THAT LOVES" (Body, Forest, Ocean, Animal, posted by early November)
* $75 or more = HHHAARRPP extended durational ambient music-scape, for hours of refreshing deep listening and rest (audio recording, sent by November)
* $100 or more = PRINT YOUR OWN POSTER of the INFOGRAPHIC (a high res digital file, emailed to you, immediately, capable of printing up to A0 size)
~~ IDEAS WHISPERING offerings... to crystallise, express and nourish your big ideas and life projects ~~
* Contact me for a gifted reward as a taste of what www.ideaswhispering.com can offer.
AND ALL THE EXTRA DETAILS ABOUT TRIP AND BUDGET
~ ~ INFO = BEAUTY ~ ~
The Information is Beautiful event (London) is a highly prestigious and significant global networking opportunity for my ideas whispering work around visuals, story telling and complex system mapping. There are 3 judged awards per category, and I'm in the 'Leisure, Games & Sport' section with 10 short-listed entries, so I have already a 30% chance of an award, but see what you think: https://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/showcase/3913-all-the-ways-of-winning-in-sports.
~ ~ ART + PERFORMANCE ~ ~
I will be able to accept the invitation to create site-specific work for a sound and performance art project (Berlin), hosted by ex-pat Aussie artist Stephen Russell. Stephen is a long-term friend and colleague from Brisbane/QUT days. I'll pursue options for one or two piano gigs in London and Berlin as well.
~ ~ PHILOSOPHY ~ ~
I will also visit Donata Schoeller (Berlin), the most important scholar currently in the world of Eugene Gendlin (recently passed) whose philosophy of Living Process I have been deeply studying for five years. Gendlin is one of the few Western philosophers to make living (rather than being, or existing) to be the central topic. There is significant publication and workshop co-presentation opportunities for me long-term with Donata and her various university partners, and meeting in person is an important next step.
~ ~ FAMILY ~ ~
While I'm there I can see my father who lives in London and who I haven't seen for several years.
~ ~ BIRTHDAY LOVE + INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS FOR ELLA ~ ~
And as part of this, I want to take my woman and key collaborator Ella Rose Goninan... She is an activist and artist in her own right will make this adventure worthy of the flights by linking in with those driving the community energy movement on-the-ground in UK and Germany. And it is her birthday on the 6th November, so your contribution to her is going to be a beautiful communal gift.
WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR
I would be absolutely over the moon if you would donate to help make this happen! This crowd-funding campaign will cover travel expenses (flights, ground travel and other costs) to get to London and Berlin from the Gold Coast (near where we live in Mullumbimby), spanning three weeks from early November:
RETURN FLIGHT GOLD COAST-LONDON Luke = $1300
RETURN FLIGHT GOLD COAST-LONDON Ella = $1300
LONDON-BERLIN flights/ground travel (2 adults) = $400
TRAVEL INSURANCE (2 people) = $200
ON-THE-GROUND EXPENSES for 3 weeks = $1200
TOTAL = $4400
** Note: We will stay with friends so accommodation will be covered.
AND A FINAL MASSIVE THANKS!!
Your contribution is deeply appreciation. Beaming big smiles all round.
(this final pic is us doing our best "imagining we are in Berlin" and thanking you look)
- Jennifer Dunbabin
- Myvanwy Fleur
- Dave and Tash Hayes