GlObAL-Village-Web.Net - the ‘goal’ web.net to celebrate one World
The Goal is Peace and Harmony
This ‘goal’ web.net seeks to encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to come together to enjoy, learn, engage and share in peace and harmony.
A real goal to collect any friendship
bands that people would like to send will be placed in
The goal will also stand for the integration of all community members which is represented in the overlapping of the strings in the friendship bands. This integration forms the basis for harmony which gives strength to communities thereby promoting peace.
The ‘growth’ of this ‘virtual organic installation’ will be posted on this web.net with the hope that it will become an art venture with more real goals placed around the world that will give strength to local communities and indeed the global community.
In this I place my trust - Brigitte Nödler – First posted 3 July 2006
Please send any
friendship bands to:
Some time ago a dear friend shared 3 words with me that are very important to him. They have stayed with me ever since. These words are: Home, Belonging and Hope.
Already as a child though, I had a longing for
A discussion about trust and hope - and especially
the meaning and the very need of ‘good hope’ - reignited the passion for this
art venture once again. It even looked like it would start off in time for the
World Cup in Germany 2006 with the first two goals in Hannover (
It took about six years in which the original idea modified itself. It once started with a friendship band that my niece gave to me, the realisation that the German flag has the same colours as the Aboriginal flag, and a symbol which for some points in one direction as an arrow and goes into its opposite direction as an emu footprint. It made me think that reconciliation may be difficult because we do not communicate the meanings we associate with symbols. We just assume they mean the same for everybody. It has not been an easy six years and every time I did give up and put ‘the idea’ into a big box it came back: bigger, bolder and simpler. So I thought that it must be important and I always gave it another go. This ‘goal’ web.net is a result of these years. Although it is simple at present, it is certainly meaningful.