ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #17
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.




House of Eternal Return


Meow Wolf is an art collective that challenges the norm and champions the power that creativity can have on changing the world. Their first permanent installation, House of Eternal Return, immerses guests in a multidimensional mystery house that mesmerizes its visitors with secret passages, surreal art exhibits, portals to magical worlds and interactive experiences that transport people into a fantasy realm of exploration.


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A Step Ahead


The LEGO Group have achieved their ambition to balance 100% of their energy use with energy from renewable sources. To celebrate, they have constructed a wind turbine that stands at 7.5 meters tall and is built with 146,000 LEGO bricks - bagging them a Guinness World Record in the process.


LEGO have gone one step further and are encouraging a new generation to engage with the importance of renewable energy. By using social media as a platform for change, LEGO are inspiring children to use their imagination and creativity to design their own renewable energy solutions.


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Intrigued on how you can get hands-on with reducing your own energy usage? Take the first step with WWF’s environmental footprint calculator. HERE




The Friendship Curriculum


What started out as a social experiment for the My Little Pony franchise turned into a social conversation surrounding the need to celebrate friendship within the classroom. The experiment involved switching up a traditional parents evening and allowing parents to view the success of their children through a new lens. Instead of placing an elevated value on academic achievements, parents were able to gain insight into the caring qualities that can’t be answered by a multiple choice questionnaire, through the eyes of their child’s best friend.


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