Civilisations Retrograde

There are just a few menacing yet fascinating places left on Earth. These places are usually active conflict zones or rugged areas where rebel groups lurk, nations with unfriendly governments, or otherwise unstable locations where battle has recently ended. They have terrible reputations. But nevertheless, these places are intriguing, because they weren’t always in trouble.… Continue reading Civilisations Retrograde

World Economic Forum 2016 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum this year, seems to have been very much about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We have written about this already here on the Bearing Wave, although we would like to highlight this page which is a menu  of the WEF´s excellent articles on the topic, and the brief video below, which puts… Continue reading World Economic Forum 2016 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Concrete Innovation

Today when we say that something is “concrete”, we mean that it exists in reality, something capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions. I had a first hand impression of something concrete last Sunday, when I visited an ancient Roman quarry together with my son. I was struck by how immense… Continue reading Concrete Innovation

Jeffrey Fleisher on The Multiple Histories of Public Space

When I went to Stockholm School of Economics in the 1980s, I took a course on leadership and one of the books I read, Jeffrey Pfeffer´s Power in Organisations, had a sociological perspective. According to the book, power can be seen as deriving from the division of labour that occurs as task specialization is implemented… Continue reading Jeffrey Fleisher on The Multiple Histories of Public Space

Return to Rail

Last Wednesday, we brought a delegation from the Kenya Railway Corporation to visit the Railway Museum in Gävle in Sweden, the national museum for Sweden’s railway history. The Swedish Railway Museum is tasked with acquiring, preserving and providing knowledge about Swedish railway history based on the national collection. The Kenya Railway Corporation (KRC) runs a… Continue reading Return to Rail

A Diversified World – Valborg in Uppsala

This weekend started with the Walpurgis Night, the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Germany. In German folklore Walpurgisnacht is also called Hexennacht (literally "Witches’ Night"). It was believed to be the night of a witches’ meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range… Continue reading A Diversified World – Valborg in Uppsala

All Roads Lead to Rome

In the past three months, I have been working on a project for the city of Pula in Istria. The project is a feasibility study for the Pula Kulturring initiative, which aims to rehabilitate and promote the main cultural heritage of Pula within one innovative place brand, including the historic sites on the stretch between… Continue reading All Roads Lead to Rome

A Real Battle Gone Digital

In the era of modern technology-based marketing, tourism is just one of many industries that have gone digital. Nowadays, we live in a world for which statues and storyboards are no longer enough, witnessing evolution of visitor centres into digital visitor centres. This new approach to servicing customers through a dynamic mix of digital technologies… Continue reading A Real Battle Gone Digital