there is one thing that unites us when we first arrive in the + Change classroom, and that is the faith that a society of fairness is possible; we soon understand that together we are stronger than individually, yet, we find it hard to work with someone who does not share our vision, our utopia, our mindset; so, we drift toward those who do, unintentionally creating a space of division (and oppression), the very thing we are trying to + Change globally
this project chants: “together we are stronger” and holds your hand in sustaining this togetherness
The deck of cards below is a collection of research on dependence on one another. The deck is ordered into five categories: Stillness, Diverse Collaboration, Taking Care, Working Together and Learning Together. Each card is a guide either through a directly suggested action or via a principle of dependence you can adopt or reflect on. Many work for individuals but take into consideration that they have been written from the perspective of thinking of “I” as a “We.” A few of them are site-specific to the + Change programs, however, the purpose of the deck can be extended to any group who has chosen to work in support of people and communities over the logics of an economy of continuous growth.
Ways to use the cards: (1) pick one when you feel stuck or at the start of a collective work // (2) pick a card from each category // (3) look through them often, pick one a day, shuffle them, reflect on the things they teach // (4) use them in your own way
This is your card of the day. If you would like to pick another one, click on this one.
There are many possibilities for the continuation of this project. If you would like to continue working on it, you are most welcome to.
SEND ME AN EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org) IF YOU WOULD LIKE:
– the PDF files for the cards, alongside instructions
– PDF of Bonding Activities cards
– PDF files of a zine and stickers that come with the deck of cards in the form of a toolkit
– further information on research, experiments I have done and methods I have used
– contacts of people working with community and collectivism