Alex Smith – The Futures Interview


Laura Anderson


?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?

AS: “The future I choose is a  world in which we’re all happy in our own skins, where we can live our lives channeling our energy on delivering to our highest potential.
The future I choose is as part of community which encourages us to live out our dreams, being the salt (creative, commercial, integrity)  and light ( bringing knowledge, joy goodness) to the people, businesses and communities we impact, operate and live within.
The future I choose is a world living as sustainably as is possible, where economic growth and commercial trading structures deliver the chance to receive a fair wage and meaningful work for individuals and communities.
The future I choose is in a world where  informed, creative and sustainable design, manufacturing and craft is commonplace. ”

?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?

AS: Pay it forward

?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose?

AS: “Sieze the day” – it’s a famous saying that I interpretate myself as do something now, rather than tomorrow if you can.

?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?

AS: We can be “salt” and “light” wherever we can and where we see the need around us, however that shows itself. We each can choose the level of this we can give at any given time, but it all makes a difference.

?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future? 

AS: James Brown, “I feel good”

?!X: Can you share with us up to 5 weblinks that you find interesting and inspiring?


slowtextiles.blogspot.com

bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio

etsy.com

ethicalfashionforum.com

fairtrade.org.uk

forumforthefuture.org

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