— Community is a Garden
I came across this toolkit when searching for examples of community-led design practices for a workshop that Sonia and I are currently running (more on that soon).
It explores how artists and communities can work together towards climate justice. It has a few interviews and case studies, accompanied by a few prompts and reflective exercises centred around building collaborative relationships and spaces for dialogue.
I really liked the list of practices at the end, particularly Ambiguity:
Moments of disorientation create space for unpredictable discovery. How can you challenge existing narratives, leave questions unanswered, and introduce new lines of inquiry? Through open-ended practice, how can you create conditions that scaffold communal discovery? How can you begin with questions rather than answers?
It references a few of my favourite writers, adrienne maree brown and Donna Haraway, and has prompted me to finally read Braiding Sweetgrass, which I’ve wanted to do for a while.
I’m collecting more examples of Community-Led Design Practices on Arena.