Highlight of the month: Plan B - How Not to Lose Hope in the Time of Crisis by Boštjan Videmšek
After Boštjan Videmšek, an award-winning crisis and war reporter for the main Slovenian daily newspaper Delo and author of many books, published his latest book Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage (Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2019) and promised to himself and his closest ones that his “war-reporting boots were hung up for good”, he embarked on a different path – one of hope.
Together with Slovenian photographer Matjaž Krivic, one of the world’s top photographers and a recipient of the 2016 World Press Photo prize, they started exploring renewable energy projects in communities all around the world - from the waste-incineration plant in Norway that plans to store the captured CO₂ in underwater caves, to Tilos, the first 100 percent self-sustainable island in the Mediterranean. They found many alternatives and numerous solutions – a Plan B for humanity. Through Videmšek’s texts and photos by Matjaž Krivic the book offers a clear call to action and a glimpse of hope in these pessimistic times.
The Slovenian edition is out on 1 September 2020.
Read the full book proposal here.
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Photo: Boštjan Videmšek by Uroš Hočevar