Learning to share our planet: it is everyone’s!€ 3.00
- Shiva will receive the Dialogues on Man International Prize, given to a figure in the cultural world who embodies the centrality of dialogue for the development of human relations. Dialogue allows us to learn to recognise each other as members of the community on earth, which has an extraordinary capacity to regenerate, even though we are on the edge of the precipice. Being aware that we can be the change, as Gandhi said, is the starting point for nourishing hope, love and compassion in these times of desperation, fear and hate. So hope is founded on union, on philosophy of the earth, intended as a single family. Shiva thinks we will only be able to do this by believing that we can overcome divisions, think, act and live as a united humanity, and commit to participating in the defence and regeneration of the natural and social fabric of life at every moment.
Vandana Shiva, an Indian physicist and economist, is one of the world’s top experts in social ecology. She directs the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy in Dehradun, India. A political and environmental activist, she has fought battles against GMOs, intensive farming, desertification, genetic engineering and biopiracy and in defence of intellectual property rights. In 1993, she was given the Right Livelihood Award, an alternative Nobel Prize for peace, and is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalisation as well as serving as Vice President of Slow Food International. Ermanno Olmi made a documentary about her, Terra madre in 2009. With Feltrinelli, she has published: Patents: Myths and Reality (2002); Globalization's New Wars: Seed, Water & Life Forms (2003); Earth Democracy (2006); Making Peace with the Earth (2012); Who Feeds the World? (2015); and One Earth, One Humanity Vs. the 1% (with K. Shiva, 2019).