Community Building in the 21st century

September 7, 2012

Today I wish to underline the vitality and importance of community building in the 21st century. As I have grown up I have witnessed communities being formed around material artifacts like pokemon cards. The problem with these sort of collectors games is that they are designed as a competition to consumer. They boost the ego, they boost sales. Both of them are harmful to the sustainability of communities. Therefore I´m really happy that an initiative like this comes from the ever inspiring Detroit, or what I perceive to be the world capital of urban agriculture. It shows that through cooperative play we can strengthen ties where they have been lost and we will need this now more than ever. We live in a time of turmoil and in such times its easier than ever to become distrustful and destructive but at the same time we can end up in a better situation if we join our hands together. If we get to know each other and if we learn together.

http://www.good.is/post/hopscotch-detroit-community-building-with-miles-long-pop-up-playground

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