Filed under: interesting | Tags: bigsociety, change, community, handmade, play, rsa, socialspaces
Tessy Britton has been very generous opening up chapters in the book, Hand Made. Released today was one I wrote about Getgo Glasgow’s project in Wyndford last year. The Book Hand Made continues the work she has been doing on the Social Spaces project, some of which I wrote about earlier this year when the travelling pantry workshop came to Glasgow.
“Hand Made is a beautiful collaborative book with 26 innovative perspectives and projects from around the world, over 230 pages, about new ways of creating connection and community. The projects have been carefully selected because they have all been developed with new thinking and methodologies and involve Learning, Sharing or Making.
The projects generally break through normal dynamics by integrating design thinking, systems thinking, new understanding of networks and human functioning … with an inspiring dose of imagination.
The aim of the book is to highlight some truly original and inspiring projects to spread ideas and encourage doing things in new ways … Encourage people just to try things in fact, to experiment, to work around the system and, together with other people, make communities they want to live in.”
You can purchase the book here on Blurb, it’s an enjoyable read and I find myself constantly pulling it off the shelf to show people all the wonderful projects inside it. It might just restore your faith in the human race if it has been dwindling a little of late.
In the closing words of Dominic Campbell, this is about,
“Active optimism for the 21st century.
Now unleash your imagination and go play!”