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February 9, 2009

Cinema for Peace, Berlinale, Mikhail Gorbachev & Shared Visions and Actions

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heiner Benking @ 10:03 am


Berlin is vibrant as ever, yesterday was the opening of Cinema for Peace at the Berlinale and Mikhail Gorbachev was there to remember 20 years ago when the wall came down, and his “new thinking” request. We discussed later at the press conference if we not still have this chism of East-West, Good-Bad, capitalism-Socialism in our minds, in our ways we think and act. Mikhail Gorbachev called it a human-made TRAP humanity seems to be doomed to create, but also saw some change in politics and our mindsets ! – and presented ow his Green-Cross foundatrion is making a difference.
Later we discused engineering blueprints and architectural designs, not for building the rcastle…, but to more comprehensively connect old and new designs and vision and I showed our work on “orientation frames” for education and capacity buiding. see here the discussion, coverage, and picking up of his “new thinking” for nearly 20 years as well…. see: “old” Club of Budapest Viewsletter. 
Mikhail Gorbachev told us also how we encountered Reagan, how he made shure they talk as equals, and so stared a new era of going beyond “empire” and mono uni-lateralism to a multi-polar and mult-lateral world. Is this a new or old, as a vision or reality…?
Tonight is the “Gala” – so come to the Gendarmenmarkt” or come back here later….   


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