The second Giftival - a Celebration of the Gift Culture - was co-hosted by Swapathgami Network in Rome, Italy in April, 2015.
I am an archaeologist by training, but found myself much more interested in the modern stories of our culture than any ancient ones being thought up by academics. In addition to stories, I'm interested in activism and transition. I am on a great team of community builders that is Transition Town Media, and with their support founded the Media FreeStore and Timebank Media. I am also passionate about issues relating to local food, herbal medicine, traditional cultures, new-story education and local economic resilience. For my day-job, I work in the gift with author/philosopher Charles Eisenstein.