the community is seen as “the inclusive principle for the caring of life” (Paredes 2012, 27). The community “is another manner of understanding and organizing society and of living other wise. . . . It is an alternative proposal to that of individualistic societies” (31).
The community links together body, space, memory, and movement within a dynamic cyclic vision; this is the complex process that anchors the Vivir Bien, or collective well- being.
Arturo Escobar/ DESIGNS FOR THE PLURIVERSE p.183
communities are the ones which promote collaboration between people and connect them with the places where they live (that is, they are communities of place). And, at the same time, avoiding the trap of becoming closed communities, they are as open and regenerative as possible. That is, tolerant, inclusive and capable of being an active part of the web of life for which we are all jointly responsible.
Ezio Manzini/ RE-IMAGINED COMMUNITIES: Design for social innovation in difficult times
providing critical and imaginative feedback to the production of new forms and ideas
Is a relational, dialogical, discursive process, and a frictional process as well. It is a field of tension where new senses of belonging are created, and it is also where the communal lies: in working and re-working the territory together in order to understand what it takes to make things grow, to make thinks connect.
Jeanne van Heeswijk / PREPARING FOR THE NOWT-YET
If we are able to shift our aesthetic sense from a stable form to a dynamic process, we can easily understand the necessity to take the others into account.
Emilio Fantin /THE ART OF CONVERSATION AND THE AESTETHIC OF THE PROCESS
Design for all is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality.
Regenerative cultures are unique expressions of the potential inherent in the people and places of a given bioregion. They add value and health to the nested wholeness from local, to regional, to global in the understanding that human thriving critically depends on healthy ecosystems and a life-supporting biosphere.
A regenerative culture is a culture that is consciously building the capacity of everybody in a particular place to respond and change.
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