This week's theme is all about the one institution many people claim defines their lives; Universities.
Global Themes hopes to be one such University. We don't hand out degrees but we wish to create discussion, and hopefully mutually beneficial exchanges of perspectives where everyone is the teacher and everyone is the student. A window and door into lives you might not have had access to.
After a successful endeavour with a group of fellow boggers during Ramadan 2006, we were all eager to continue the spirit and co-operation that the Ramadan Kareem Blog had inspired. I consulted Destitute Rebel from the UAE who is responsible for a lot of the technical aspects of both the blogs, NZM (UAE at that time) and Lirun from Israel who by then had emailed me asking "what's the next step?"
The idea was clear in my head; a photoblog with very little text, a weekly theme and a diverse bunch of bloggers picturing each theme. The working title was at first Global Cultures but I was not happy with the name so Lirun suggested, "why not Global Themes?" Spot on!
So let's all stay enrolled in this University of learning through "picturing" yourself in other's shoes.