My Ikiru Project
Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film "Ikiru" ("To Live") is about a lowly bureaucrat who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and dedicates his remaining time to accomplishing one worthwhile achievement before his life ends. What is my Ikiru project?
Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece "Ikiru" ("To Live") is about a lowly bureaucrat who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and dedicates his remaining time to accomplishing one worthwhile achievement before his life ends. Through his persistent efforts, he is able to overcome the inertia of bureaucracy and turn a mosquito-infested cesspool into a children's playground.
Ikiru highlights the imminent dilemma of each one of us-we are mortal beings whose life will end at a certain point in time. Given this usually suppressed knowledge, we have to ask ourselves: Are we living a life worth living, regardless of what happens after death? Only we can answer that question for ourselves!
What if each one of us took on a personal "Ikiru" civic project and shared it to inspire others?
What resources (money, time, people, technology, etc) will your concept need to be successful?
Personal commitment, My Ikiru Project website.
What steps could you take to implement this idea today?
Undertake a personal Ikiru project and prototype a My Ikiru Project website.
How can your idea be scaled so that it's implemented in cities around the world?
Ikiru projects can be shared to inspire people in cities across the globe.
My Virtual Team
Gena Larson, Johan Löfström