For The World
For The World serves as a far-sighted collective that embodies decentralized and democratic practices to actively engage in building a more connected, meaningful and regenerative future.
As our world become increasingly fragmented and segmented, we are motivated to cultivate a more meaningful and connected existence. It is no longer healthy to be alone in this accelerated era of pandemics, inequality, isolation and climate issues. It is also no longer healthy to remain in the lonely climb for independence.
Through weeks of research on alternate models, I conceptualized a community of like-minded individuals to dedicate their practices to raising alternative solutions that help shape viable futures, to move our world from an independent culture to one that embraces interdependence.
CONCEPT COLLECTIVE FOR A JUST WORLD
“In the somatics lineage, we say that the three basic needs that all humans have are safety, dignity, and belonging. Once those are intact, we can start to feel satisfied and good in our lives. When they’re not there, we constantly seek them out. We need to be scholars of belonging. We need to really be learning. What does it look like to belong to each other? ”
- adrienne maree brown
The Inception ︎
Through a 7 week long study on how the sharing experience manifests in our individualist culture, I realized it all boiled down to the fact that we are always in relationship with something, and that connective tissue that binds us together is what pushes us forward.
Which begged the question: how can we strengthen the quality of our relationships?
My research started to take on a life of its own, where my pursuit for interdependent structures led me down a deep investigation on alternate models and systems of our future.
In an attempt to structure my findings, I applied a 4-part system to categorize 4 alternate models I wanted to highlight. I later discovered that these 4 pillars were in fact a part of a larger “STEEP” analysis structure used in evaluating external factors of our futures. This gave me the confidence and assurance that I was on the right track in systemizing an overwhelming wealth of information.
What started out as a fun experiment and attempt at redesigning the eating experience of a burger, turned into an in-depth scrunity on the influence of our individualist culture, which then probed further at examining just solutions for our world.
In our rapidly destabilized planet, Kate Raworth posits the reimagination of ‘progress’ as a quest to overcome structural dependency on growth and normalize economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow. “When something tries to grow forever, within a healthy living thriving system, its a threat to the health of the whole.” By choosing a higher ambition, we are able to create opportunities for those in need and dignity to those who heed.