What is Possible in Re-humanizing the West?
Slightly hidden reading room expands our thinking
by Michelle Strutzenberger on December 16, 2016
Tucked away in a corner of the Internet is a reading room which people who are seeking ideas that invert their thinking will want to visit.
Restore Commons, an initiative of Peter Block and friends, has been quietly collecting the insights of radical thought leaders and social innovators who expand our thinking about what is possible in re-humanizing the west. It is especially tuned in to journalism, economy, faith, neighborhoods, architecture and space.
“It’s a slightly hidden place where anyone can find ideas that are surprising, that invert our thinking,” Peter says.
Restore Commons arises from an understanding that the effort to build the social fabric required to support the commons is a major, long-term undertaking. “It begins with seeing clearly the nature of the modern epidemic of isolation, and then constructs ways of reversing it,” Peter writes. “It means we have to shift the thinking, narratives and practices that are producing this isolation.”
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