Thoughts on the increasing zone of
emptiness and dullness in and around us and our longing for wholeness and
The different meanings of the city.
Extracts from the book entitled 'Dictionnaire
des Symboles' by Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant.
Zone and Identity
'What kind of order and culture, what
kind of success is the burglary of our home, the exploitation of the Earth
resources...?' The article presents a critique of the consumer society.
The Lost Garden of the Soul
In the November episode of 'Gaia'
Ecological Film magazine experts spoke about the distortion of the soul
caused by the separation from nature.
Extracts from the interviews.
Thoughts on the eternal questions
of life and death, joy and sorrow, fear and faith.
The Advent of the Zone
Congratulatory thoughts for Imre Makovecz
on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.
What is the role of man in the lower
creation? Why is it so hard to find ourselves, our way, to accept and appreciate
the gift instead of ruining it?
Identity and Difference
Apropos on three exhibitions
in Venice and Vienna the author analyzes the relationship of fine arts
to psychology, self-knowledge and identity.
Cynical Thoughts from
Meditation on history, politics,
the way to Europe and the origins of hostility.
Theme with variants. The
zone in our language, in a film directed by Andrej Tarkovszkij and in a
novel written by George Orwell.
Stalker in the snack
Essay on the global zone
and the strangers, the stalkers, who are threatening the world wide democratic
emptiness by their mere existence.
'Coca-Cola is a world-view,
a philosophy of life...and the ultimate symbol of the market. Like many
other elements of the presently dominant global mass culture -- such as
pop music, jeans and hamburgers it reminds its consumer of the simple,
innocent joys of living which have been almost lost in the modern world...'
(Resurgence No. 172)
Pamela Park-Curry -- Robert
The Electronic Pop God
Essay on our continuously
changing relationship to the phenomenon of the computer. How does the computer
turn from fetish to an everyday household device?
What does Information
Curse or boon? Reflections
on the social and psychological effects of computerization in connection
with the American film entitled 'The NET'.
World Bank Meets NGOs
Report on the meeting of
the World Bank staffers with the non-governmental organizations at the
UN Women's Conference.
(Third World Resurgence
Selected Passages from
a 'Zone-Explaining' Dictionary
Entries from the 'Hungarian-Hungarian
Great Dictionary' by Gábor Czakó.
Compositions on the Zone
How do the fourth-year students
of applied arts think about the zone, cosiness and homelessness?
Mosaic of Subcultures
This chapter of the book entitled
'Pattern Language' analyzes the relationship between the structure of the
modern cities and their dwellers' character structure.
Message from Another Zone
The area becoming uncertain...
Thoughts on transition, the nature
of progress, slum and emptiness, beginning and end...
The authors explore the dark side
of the cities, show the price the town-dwellers have to pay for living
Extracts from the book entitled 'Ville
Ways and Ways out
The Natural Step
A Social Invention for the Environment.
The aims, working methods and activity
of a successful Swedish environmental organization named 'The Natural Step'.
'People have realized that politics
is about the well-being of the polis, it is not about people seeking power
over others but about the power to determine events at the neighbourhood
level, the level at which citizen control can be most effectively exercised.'
(Editorial, Fourth World Review No.