So, I’ve been getting some stick as to what this blog is about exactly – and would refer you on to the about section…. if you’re too lazy to click, have copied it in below!
The more we fill our lives with tasks and objects, the less time we have to connect with one another and with ourselves.
This blog is all about repairing and renewing our connections – whether that is to yourself and your inner motivations or to friends, family, neighbours, strangers and structures of governance and power. I look at these ideas through the rather blurred spyglass of engagement, personal empowerment, public participation and involvement and aim to focus in on ideas around communities, people and connections in a way that brings it all back to practical outcomes and end results.
In a world where ‘anger and telegrams’ define our urban environments more often than ever – the call for connection has become ever more urgent.
Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, And human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect…
Without it we are meaningless fragments, half monks, half beasts, unconnected arches that have never joined into a man. With it love is born, and alights on the highest curve, glowing against the gray, sober against the fire.
–E.M. Forster, Howards End —
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