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 Tällberg Forum 2007
28 Jun 2007 @ 15:22, by Heiner Benking

The Tällberg Forum is a unique event on the level of Davos, World Social Forum, Summits, but very different in scale, quality, and results. This report is about the different design and outcomes and starts whith the requests in the opening event to find a new World-House and new Language to help us find ways to live together.
The openingevent: Forum keynote: HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan where she cited Martin Luther Kings Nobel Price lecture requesting a world-house. Setting the framework: Manfred Max-Neef, Rector, Universitad Austral, Chile



Not final – I NEED TO WORK ON THIS !!

The Event: The Tällberg Forum 2007 | Learn to Live to Learn June 28 – July 1, 2007. Dialogue. "How on earth can we live together" [link] Tällberg Foundation [link]
The opening event: [link] (excerpts):
1. Forum keynote: HM Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan where she cited Martin Luther Kings Nobel Price lecture requesting a world-house. (pls. see this link in this blog about a world house as a common for all cultures). oikos & ecumene & ecodomy - spaces as fullness/emptyness/potential.
2. Setting the framework: Manfred Max-Neef, Rector, Universitad Austral, Chile urged the participants to look for a new language.
As both common models and the combination of sign-systems is central to the authors work I hope you find the time to follow these links:

Interdisciplinary Conference 2004: The Evolution of World Order - EWOC
Towards one Possible Global Embodied Covenant: Models, - not just Systems, Signs, Words and Images“

Using Maps and Models, SuperSigns and SuperStructures - CODATA 2005 see also: conference text with links

Later updated link: pls see this link.

Tällberg Forum is unique in its quality, scale, and depth and allows participants to have a time out – not just to focus on areas of interest, but to socialise and see the “other” sector or subject, and hopefully see with new eyes and come to new solutions in the normal professional life.
It is very different if compared to DAVOS, State of the World Forum, World Social Forum, or any kind of Summit where also such high level issues are discussed. Why? It is not done for the celebrities, politicians, media, …. But the movers and shakers who are oftern second-liners, who are in charge, even when not in the position of president or secretary general. Tällberg also attracts also the first line presidents and princes(cesses) but as media-hype is not invited and I may say discouraged and hindered, there is a familiarity possible which is unique if compared with the other first-class events on this planet.

Except the sponsoring TV – and Media Organisations, all other press representants are somehow left outside, besides, behind the gate and fence, far away from the “hospitality desk” and the Charterhouse’ Rules : no attribution of comments and no publication in the press are highlighted so any jounalist knows that this is a different event.

Tällbeg is an event to allow people in power to exchange freely. Typically for such events which are mcuh smaller in “in camera” rules are applied, so nothing has to leave the room. But Tällberg is different it tries to make the bridge by making it a week-long event for many people and combining public events with work sessions and recreation – this is definitely unique in Tällberg and very necessary for the free flow of (new) ideas in the right setting.

I was accredited as accompanying camera man and later as individual free-lance journalist, even when I wrote the organisers that I am involved in the field and know many participants personally since long. But that was all - journalist may come to the countryside - but are treated well - apart from the participants - so socializing and connecting was very difficult - but not impossible - especially when you are acquainted with some of the players and movers. If not - you can request an interview and wait that somewhere in the free-time - you meet and get into a conversation with someone by chance or with some effort and plan.


I will bring excerpts from the transcript during the day and will report on the how this new way or model, this new language looks like and how it is applied to which effects. Stay tuned - as we are on-line here in Tällberg, Sweden, a week after midsummer.

Meanwhile Swedish Television Chanel 4 has send a 4 hours documentary which is highly recommended. It definitely can portrait the work done during the sessions and in-between, but it is at least a nice summary fur the public.

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