"Men hate each other because they fear each other, and they fear each other because they don't know each other, and they don't know each other because they are often separated from each other."Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
People are no longer separate... many thanks to Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the internet!) for making that possible.
But there are still many conflicts that are fueled by a lack of cultural understanding and negative stereotyping.
We want to break negative stereotypes about people and the countries and cultures that they come from.
I hear you say...‘That’s all well and good but how do you do that?’
We are mapping the culture of every country in the world by 2015.
It’s that simple. We believe that you need to understand the culture that someone comes from if you are to better understand them as an individual. The best way to understand a culture is to experience it and that is what you can do through cultureshock! It is your virtual window to the world.
How do you map a culture?
We are crowd sourcing our cultural map through stories. By gathering stories about every culture in the world we are going to have a unique collage of stories that give you an insight into a culture, it’s not based on a textbook description of culture but is based on real life experiences that people have lived.
The place to connect cultures through sharing and discovering interesting stories about the places you visit, the people you meet and the things you experience.