What is the Out of Eden Project?
From 2013 to 2020, writer Paul Salopek is recreating that epic journey on foot, starting at humankind’s birthplace in Ethiopia and ending at the southern tip of South America, where our forebears ran out of horizon. Along the way he is engaging with the major stories of our time — from climate change to technological innovation, from mass migration to cultural survival — by walking alongside the people who inhabit these headlines every day. Moving at the slow beat of his footsteps, Paul is also seeking the quieter, hidden stories of people who rarely make the news.
Their tales highlight a central truth of our humanity in this globalized age: The most important narratives of our time, once monopolized by the developed world, now increasingly appear at the world’s margins. Click here to learn more about the Out of Eden Project. We have created an RSS feed on the right side of the blog where you can see dispatches or blog posts from Paul Salopek’s journey. The website, map room link, and other information are very interesting, and we believe this will be an interesting journey to follow over the next seven years. You can follow his journey using a variety of social media sites – Twitter, Facebook, and the Dispatches blog to name a few.