About the project
Some time in the last century, you were thrust into this human experience. Without instructions, without a choice of where, when and with whom you entered the world, you simply arrived and have had to try and make sense of it.
This project is a glimpse into the lives of other humans. We will only see the world through one set of eyes, but through real conversation we can experience a thousand lives.
Conversations over coffee
I’m on a mission to have coffee with 500 strangers from around the world. ?Currently in Ljubljana.
139 – I Was Embarrassed And Ashamed To Be Blind – Ian Treherne
“When I was fifteen I was on my bike in the woods with friends. As soon as the sun went down I kept banging my head and cycling into trees, but my friends could somehow still see where they were going. I literally couldn’t see a thing!
136 – We Thought We Were Soulmates – Gabriel
"I’m 19. My girlfriend and I broke up six months ago and it hit me really hard. We were together for a year and a half. It might sound really cringey, but both of us felt like we were soulmates. We had a lot of things in common and we’d made lots of plans for the...
138 – It’s My Responsibility To Make Sure They’re Alright – Igor
"I’m struggling to decide whether to stay in Macedonia long-term or not. My sister is living abroad with her partner and so I don’t want to leave my parents alone. It's not like Western Europe here where you actually have functioning social institutions to help my...
135 – At Decisive Moments I Let My Heart Choose – Stana
"I used to work as a translator/interpreter. I worked for the American Embassy for some time and the Australian Trade Commission, too. In the 90s all embassies shut down here in Belgrade. I remember the day before the bombing began and my acquaintances at the...
137 – We Have To Leave The System – Lucile and Milan
Lucile: "I left France when I was seventeen. I love going back to see my family, but I couldn't live there. I don’t feel human when I’m in the “so-called” Western countries. It feels like we’re like animals in a zoo. We're fed three times a day with the foods...
134 – I Don’t Want To Be Seen As Vulnerable – Maja
"I find it really difficult to invite people to hang out with me. I don’t want to intrude their life. I always feel like I’m a bit of a burden to people and I wonder if they’d be entertained enough if they spent time with me. I’m a very anxious person, especially...
Conversations with humans
Ep 20 – Having The Courage To Jump Into The Unknown – Vivian Mineker
“A few years ago I felt really stuck. I was sad and felt kinda depressed all the time. I’d just go to my room and draw and that would make me feel a lot better. That’s kinda how I get through bad things, it’s always been my escape. I’m not sure how other...
Ep 19 – Learning To Love Myself – Nika Erčulj
My recovery journey started about 5 years ago, when I was kinda thrown into therapy. When people ask me what my diagnosis was, I never know how to answer. At the beginning I really wanted that word, and I think a lot of people do when…
Ep 18 – Starting A Successful Business At 10-Years-Old – Jon Butterfield
I’ve always been someone who built things. I was making little homemade radios at six-years-old. At around 1994 or 1995 we got a new computer and the internet. My father told me that when you’re on a website you can right click and view source, and it...
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