How do other kinds of collectives of people create connection and a sense of ownership and belonging?
How do other kinds of collectives of people create connection and a sense of ownership and belonging? Think about organisations, community groups, religions or sports clubs. What can we learn from these analogies?
Every morning in Fuxing Park, Shanghai, people gather to dance, a form of exercise and enjoyment, where strangers become friends and passers-by become willing audience. There are many types of activities available: chess, cards, singing, debates.
On Restaurant Day anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day. It can be anywhere: at your home, at the office, on a street corner, in your garden or inner courtyard, at a park, or on the beach – only your imagination is the limit.
Volunteer groups from the Portland Fruit Tree Project harvest urban trees whose fruit would otherwise go to waste. Spot all the fruit trees in your neighborhood using Google Maps and add the fruit collection date to your calendar.
Raumlabor Berlin is an innovative German design firm, founded in 1999, that developed innovative and, most important, inclusive strategies of urban design: an effective example of their work be the project EMMA.
Repair Cafes (http://repaircafe.org/) are a free meeting space which links up 1) the skills and knowledge of older people to repair and fix things, 2) people who have broken things and don't know how to fix it. It is an initiative by Martine Postma.
"The whole city was tied by a ribbon of blue cotton. Citizens, children, women and the elderly (especially women) have passed each other the tape, from house to house, from balcony to balcony, from the narrow streets of the city center to its ends...
Sydneys "Green villages" has created a website and competition, where people can share the environmentally conscious activities or choices their making within their own homes and lives, and then it all gets shared via a map, inspiring and connecting.
The vision of the Green School in Bali, Indonesia is giving its students a natural, holistic and student-centered education in one of the most amazing environments on the planet.
Students learn by doing and the using natural resources.