Ruth Cross is a facilitator, artist, project designer and changemaker with a background in choreography and theatre arts. She founded Cross Collaborations in 2009, a collective of makers dedicated to social and ecological activism and spent her early twenties making immersive and site specific performance and organising arts festivals. Ruth is now using creative tools to support transition within diverse communities. For example with Regeneration Project Granada a group of refugees, changemakers and local people working to create dignified regenerative livelihoods in Spain where she lives. Ruth is co-founder of Eroles Project, who run international residencies for changemakers (Note that Eroles Project is also one of our separate Guest Editor projects).
By Ruth Cross, Transition Network
I have been running POST PRESENT FUTURE for almost a decade. It’s a simple project where I invite people to write a letter to their future – anything they want as long as it’s to themselves – which they receive in the post five years later. It’s like an alternative post service – just with a five-year delay.