The online snack table of a real-world party. World Salon aims to build a global community of people rooted in their particular places, and fascinated with everywhere else.
The mission is to increase knowledge and understanding of the world's people's and places, face-to-face, one story at a time. Peace and Sustainability are the big goals, chit-chat, dinners, artsy-fartsiness are the small steps.
/səˈlɒn; Fr. saˈlɔ̃/ Show Spelled[suh-lon; Fr. sa-lawn] Show IPA
–noun, plural -lons /-ˈlɒnz; Fr. -ˈlɔ̃/ Show Spelled[-lonz; Fr. -lawn] Show IPA.
1. a drawing room or reception room in a large house.
2. an assembly of guests in such a room, esp. an assembly, common during the 17th and 18th centuries, consisting of the leaders in society, art, politics, etc.
3. a hall or place used for the exhibition of works of art.
As for the artwork, take five minutes to scroll through, especially to the Nigerian Independence Day (Oct. 1) photos at the bottom. It’s political-nostaligic-confident-fashion photography, a pretty good representation of the country itself.
How about International Freedom from France Day, or Severed from Spain day? Wouldn’t it be cool if former colonies all over the world celebrated independence together? Below are a couple of links to help us brush up on the history of global domination. Both of my countries, Nigeria and the US, could jointly celebrate this Monday July 4, Buh-Bye Britain Day (normally October 1 in Nigeria).
Show & Tell: Where do you live? Where are you from? Where’s your culture? I’m in Upcountry South Carolina, USA. The area’s known for mountains, hills and rivers, and horses are also a big part of the culture. This pic is from the website of a bed and breakfast in the hills.
WorldSalon aims to build a worldwide community of people committed to a certain place. Awesome. But what’s a place? That is the question that we aim to answer over the next few weeks. We will find that a place is its people, its music, its history, its landscape, it’s birds and fishes. And many other things, we hope you’ll share. Ask your mom what a place is. Ask a nine-year-old. Ask your lover. Share with rest of us what they have to say.