Global People Project is a non-profit organization set up to raise awareness and promote a better understanding of ourselves and others in a global context.
In a world increasingly characterised by globalised connections, the need for understanding and communication within, between and across diverse cultures is stronger than ever.
Global People Project addresses this need through its activities that engage with concepts such as multiculturalism, multilingualism, identity, tolerance, openness, accessibility and global citizenship.
Global People Project was devised and founded by Hugh Lewis and is created by a team of storytellers, technologists, creatives, academics and producers who aim to pioneer new approaches to promote this understanding in ways that respond to today’s digital culture.
Recent projects include ’20 Questions: 100,000 Answers,’ ‘Digital Craft Workshops,’ ‘Thought Map’ and ‘Spaces & Places.’ Future activities that build on and amplify the successes of these projects are currently in development and will be displayed here as they are completed.
‘What makes you feel happy and why?’ ‘What are you scared of and why?’ ‘What human activity gives you hope for the future?’ ‘If you could ask the world one question, what would it be?’
These are just some of the twenty universal questions about human innovation, the future and the world we live in to more personal subjects such as happiness, fear, anger, kindness and love that people from all across the globe from all walks of life have been asked in their native languages.
The Thought Map is an interactive map that allows you to explore patterns in people’s thoughts in responce to the twenty universal questions. You can ask, for example, a Kashmiri Farmer, a Tokyo Businessman or a Voodoo Priest from Benin what makes him or her happy, what they wish for other people in the world and what they hope for the future. You can choose questions and explore the filmed answers from one specific person, people in locations or from the world over.
We ask people to answer in their native language or mother tongue so they can express themselves as fully as possible. Answers are translated into English to enable access to a wider audience. Other translations may be added in the future.
No, Global People Project presents its work across the most relevant platforms. These include films, tv, installations, exhibitions, apps, games and many forms of educational outreach and learning.
Our popular workshops have now run in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe in collaboration with film schools, universities and associations. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please contact us.