An allotment is an area of land leased for the use of growing your own food. The idea of sourcing your food (or something essential) from the same shared space, while also having an enjoyable time doing so makes for a strong community.
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.
I like the idea of galvanising moments very much! Like street festivals are galvanising moments, like picking up your neighbour's cars, like coming together for the occasion of tea and cakes while doing the gardening (or the other way round). How might we create relevant and galvanising moments to bring a community together is a good question. And what makes those moments relevant and galvanising would be an interesting aspect to explore.