If Uffe Elbaek is told something is impossible that’s the provocation for him to prove you wrong.
Uffe has been at the forefront of a number of pioneering initiatives in Denmark. He set up the radical social enterprise school the KaosPilots, founded in 1991. This grew out of the cultural and social youth organization the Frontrunners (www.frontloberne.dk) in response to an emerging need for new types of education to help young people navigate the changing realities of the late 20th century.
Later Uffe became Denmark’s Minister of Culture between 2011 and 2012, and now, since 2013, is the leader of the innovative Danish Alternativet Party.
He was in London at the beginning of March 2017 for the launch of the Alternative UK political platform. On a sunny spring day by Regents Canal, London I spoke to him for the Reinventing Democracy YouTube channel. How he created the party. why it’s so different it and his hopes for the political future.
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Andy Paice is London based Coach, Facilitator and Mindfulness trainer. The focus of his work/play is facilitating and catalysing new ways of working and living that are fit for the realities of the 21st century. One of his major passions is the creation of participatory democracy initiatives and amplifying awareness of new politics through the
Reinventing Democracy YouTube channel . He teaches Mindfulness in community and corporate settings and facilitates community meetings. Andy is passionate about authentic human connection and the emerging collaborative commons paradigm. Prior to these activities he lived and practised as a monastic in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in France from 1998-2007 where he accomplished a traditional three-year group meditation retreat. In his spare time he enjoys Contact Improvisation dancing, eating curry and running From Me to We a meetup group he created. You can check out his website www.andypaice.net and follow him on Twitter @andypaice