Close Knit Resilience (Preview)

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By Sascha Mombartz, Founder of Office for Visual Affairs and Close Knit

Communities often come together in very informal ways: someone gathers people with similar interests or experiences or a group of people assembles around a shared interest or behind a common cause. A sense of belonging and trust is built over time through shared experiences and conversations. The informality lets the community evolve rapidly and organically, yet it also allows challenges and conflict to arise. That’s where resilience comes in. As important as it is, creating resilience can often feel tedious and not relevant to the core purpose or activities of the community. Much of building resilience is about agreements, rules, roles, and hairy topics like power or processes that either preempt or resolve challenges…


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From Design Museum Magazine Issue 022