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I created the idea for ‘A Radical Guide’ while I was in Paris standing outside of Librairie Quilombo, a radical bookstore and community place, as I was looking at the address on the map I created that showed me where ‘radical’ locations were in the area. I thought to myself, there should be a website created for this, so I don’t have to do this every time I travel somewhere. Then I thought, why should I wait for someone else to create it, I can do it.
When I returned back home to the States, I began spending my time after work, with a large cup of coffee, late at night and early in the mornings drafting up what this would look like and decided I would create a radical travel guide.
As I began thinking about how to put this project together, it reminded me of the podcast Thomas and I created, The New Architects. With The New Architects we set out to interview and highlight the works of individuals and groups, from around the world, who strive to improve their lives and the lives of the people (and animals) around them.
As an extension of that work, ‘A Radical Guide’ is set out to map the world that highlights the work of people, so it can inspire and encourage connection on a local level.
This guide will offer historical and current locations, people and places of interests that highlights the wonderful world of resistance. Resistance in the spirit of creating a better world for all, that is not rooted in capitalism, competition, and hierarchy – the radical spirit.
The collective (being together) is something that is so central to everything you will see on A Radical Guide. It is about people coming together to create a better world. The creation of A Radical Guide is no different because of one important element of the site – your input!
I made sure that you can add listings to the site and share locations and stories from where you are in the world, so that people from other parts of the world will know about the radical things that are happening or have happened in your area. I hope you not only enjoy the site but will help build it with us.
To support the collective vision of A Radical Guide, these are the areas where we will focus this travel guide.
Meet our team
The people behind ‘A Radical Guide’