Helena Norberg-Hodge joins our publisher Berry Liberman on the podcast this month. As a young woman in 1975, Helena was invited to join a film crew travelling to Ladakh, a remote region on the Tibetan plateau, just as it was opening up to tourism and other Western influences. She talks to Berry about the heartbreaking changes she witnessed during that time, and challenges conventional ideas we may have around progress and development. Above all, Helena advocates for an economy centred around community and the importance of carrying ancient wisdom into our future.
You can read more about Helena, and seven other incredible humans bringing about the next economy, including banker Muhammad Yunus and radical economist Kate Raworth, in issue 55 of Dumbo Feather magazine. You can also read more about Helena’s experience in Ladak in her book, Ancient Futures.
This edited conversation was produced by our digital editor Lizzie Marton. The music you hear is by Dennis Liu.
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