Where’s Home? In one sentence, a third culture kid is someone who can’t answer this question … There’s a popular meme that reads, “Someone asked me where I’m from, now I have to explain.” It might seem trivial, but it gets to you, it gets to you when your whole life you question the idea. Belonging is a big part of being a human being, people gathered in tribes … I’m sure an anthropologist can explain this much better than me, but there’s always been a desire for belonging.
Gate37 founder, Nasri Atallah, is a British-Lebanese writer and publisher and talent manager. Last year he gave this talk at the SHARE conference about Third Culture Kids, and outlining the idea behind the publishing project, as well as the web documentary The Flying Publisher.
SHARE Conference is a weekend-long public, free and non-commercial hybrid event blending an Internet culture and technology related daytime conference with a dynamic cutting-edge music festival by night. Share brings together hundreds of passionate people, forward-thinkers, cultural creatives, activists and artists from all around the world for talks and parties in 72 hours of a powerful gathering of people who share ideas, knowledge and creativity. In the last 2 years the Share conference has been organized twice in Belgrade, in 2011 and 2012, and the last conference was in Beirut in October 2012.