Eyewitness News on 27 August 2015

When I was younger, I used to think that we should pack everyone into the then recently-erected World Cup stadiums and get them to converse with each other about their lives, at regular intervals. To talk about the seemingly mundane daily aspects to the different challenges they faced, and even the spectacular elements of human life. I used to think that these intense conversation spaces could offer an entry-point for us to begin to understand how differently we all live in and experience the world.

I knew, even when I jokingly suggested it to friends, that the idea was riddled with problems, incredibly idealistic, grossly naïve and a weak premise and foundation for beginning to answer the incredibly difficult question: how do we begin to live together, and achieve justice in all senses: social, political and economic?

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