On Community - A Modern Manifesto
What does it feel like to find community for the first time? How do we build community across cultures and geographies? Why does community matter to us, now? -- from On Community - A Modern Manifesto.
The zeitgeist of community is upon us. For much of human history, we’ve derived our sense of belonging and identity from our families and neighbourhoods. The modern era has enabled community to exist beyond traditional geographic boundaries.
But as any community builder can attest, this work is hard. Editor Karen Mok sets out to ask the hard questions about building community through the lens of Sandbox, a global community of creatives, entrepreneurs, journalists, academics, politicians, and influencers across 40 hubs and 100 countries. Through the perspective of 20 contributors representing 30 countries, On Community presents a modern day treatise on the philosophy, design, and human experience of community. It is an essential read for community builders across the globe and a rich learning experience for anyone curious about the power of community in the modern era.
Contributors: Tia Kansara, Alexandros Pagidas, Daniel Ospina, Fabian Pfortmüller, Manuela Verduci, Charlotte Terrien, Charles Michel, Rachel Katz, Konstantina Zoehrer, Peng Scheerer, Annie Hodges, Scott Shigeoka, Achyutha Sharma, Mark Kaigwa, Gwen Yi, Cesar Torres, Rahaf Harfoush, Alex Barrera, Elaine Truong, Sarah-Marie Hopf, Nettra Pan, Aisha Sheikh, Gillian Rhodes, Sonia Sarkar, Easkey Britton, Ashley Ellis
20% of profits from On Community will be donated to youth creative arts & leadership programs to inspire the next generation of community leaders.