A world of words
The Slow Movement, which is not controlled by a single organization, is a worldwide trend which “supports a growing cultural shift towards slowing down.”
The movement started when the Italian Carlo Petrini protested against the opening of a fast food restaurant in Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 1986, sparking the creation of the Slow Food organization.
The movement has become increasingly popular reaching other areas. Therefore, now we can talk about Slow Travel, whose aim is to become part of local life and to connect to a place and its people; Slow Cities, towns with less traffic, less noise and fewer crowds; Slow living, Slow Schools, Slow Art… and so on.
Like in the past, more and more people are searching for connection to people – ourselves, our family, our community, our friends, – to food, to place (where we live), and to life.