The rooftop garden is for sharing

I went to the Daktuin this week which has opened again. I went there last year and I was very impressed then. This year it’s bigger and better. with a wider variety of things to do and more visitors, more supporters and more plants. They do a lot for making the university more sustainable and the people who set this up are a very inclusive bunch.

It was a little gloomy when I was up there and not very warm, which may explain the relative quiet for a weekday lunch time. But I did see other people and they were chatting to each other, probably about sustainability or other world issues.

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A speaker was due to appear at 13:00 and as I sat there reading a book from 13:00 to 13:15 nobody appeared. I had to leave because I had a meeting to go to later and wondered what went wrong.

The speaker did speak. I saw a picture of him doing it on Instagram later. I guess it’s a laid back kind of place.

The speaker incidentally was a vegan philosopher. I came across an interesting talk he did about why people should all be vegans. Take a look if you have an hour and a half left somewhere. The part about Jeremy Bentham and the capacity to suffer is quite interesting.

I will definitely go up on the roof again while it’s still open. But next time I’ll plan it a little better.

De grote Utrecht t-shirt design wedstrijd

Samen met de VVV Utrecht organiseerde de Katoenfabriek, een wedstrijd voor Utrechters. De opdracht was om een t-shirt te ontwerpen.
Nu was ik al een keer in de Katoenfabriek geweest om te vragen of ik mijn eigen afbeelding op een tshirt kon laten drukken. Dat kon, maar wat voor opdruk had ik natuurlijk nog niet bedacht. Niet veel later zag ik de poster die de wedstrijd aankondigde.

De Facebookpagina van de wedstrijd had al inzendingen binnen. Die waren van zodanige kwaliteit dat ikĀ  dacht: “Dat kan ik ook”. Het resultaat staat hier links. Om de wedstrijd te winnen moet je zoveel mogelijk ‘likes’ op facebook verzamelen. Daarvoor is het nu wat laat, maar het was wel leuk om mee te doen.