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WHAT IS COMMUNITY?

Stable and harmonised communities traditionally contribute to the creation of a strongly woven fabric called “society”.

The definition of “community” is evolving into new identities and forms - sometimes not recognisable to those outside of it - and is moving fluidly according to the specifics of its ingredients.

Communities, society, are all touched by the question marks that hang over the many issues of concern:

  • conflict and division - war, gender (i.e. increased awareness of the depth of misogynistic attitudes towards women), sexuality, race/civil rights, class, belief systems
  • ageing population and human migration and health and social care for all
  • disparity of economy and wealth
  • climate change
  • political divisions
  • technology
  • are no doubt the influencers.
  • general wellbeing
And a question to think about - could resolutions to these issues lie within the structure called “community?”

Here on this page, we are looking at individual experiences of "community," which might have you ask, what exactly, is community for you?


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what is "COMMUNITY"?
VIDEO - what is community?
Four individuals share communities they move in, and defines what it means for them.

community |kəˈmyo͞onədē|

noun (pl. communities)
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

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WOMEN IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

Community is the heart of everything, and these women are in the heart of their communities.

PATRICIA GERMAN | IVANA BASILOTTA | FALASTIN YASSIN | KAYPEA
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SOCIAL CONTRACT
In the Governor of the Bank of England’s speech at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, London, 2014, Mark Carney draws a direct line between social wellbeing and economic fairness.

A society whose basic social contract delivers equality - of outcomes, of opportunity and of fairness across generations - will thrive because it provides opportunity to all its citizens and does not favour an elite.

Carney refers to research that recognises that the determining factor of happiness is equality, and that the greatest component of wellbeing - which is created by inclusiveness - is a sense of community.

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RRRREMARKABLE WOMEN
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Remarkable Women came about in 2013, after being approached by a non profit organisation to make a video for International Women’s Day in Bradford, UK, on this topic. It is a work in progress that will continue to develop.

This project looks at how and what we define as being remarkable, in terms of the everyday woman, recognising the unrelenting input of women, that as a world, we rarely stop and reflect on the value of a consistent force that is performed every day, everywhere.




INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2017 - UNITY IN DIVERSITY: A VOICE FOR PEACE
An exploration of how identifying and using specific values in our lives can give one personal strength, help to solve issues, transform barriers and divisions, and bring resolution.
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For more details and photos, go to: www.unitedmindsforpeace.org and click on past events tab



HACKNEY STREAM at OPEN SCHOOL EAST, HACKNEY, EAST LONDON
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“Hackney Stream is not a service for older people. It’s a community project run by older people for everybody. We focus on organizing our own events as local older people. “

Hackney Stream is a vibrant, creative and diverse community of older people, who are self motivated to gather weekly and hold sessions on many items such as information, technology, the arts, and contribute towards a community radio show. Hackney Stream partakes in potlatches and holds a monthly dance/party for anyone interested in attending, that they self cater.

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Rick Crust, Coordinator, HACKNEY STREAM

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Proposal - The CONNECT Project
Collaborative involvement:
SPIN LONDON

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A project aimed at social isolation and the elderly


There is a growing issue of social isolation due to our ageing population, and it is increasingly apparent that the government is not sufficiently resourced or intended to adequately address it.

By using contemporary technology and working with the individual, the aim is to swap the television screens for those of tablets, to enable regular contact for those experiencing isolation and loneliness.

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The Young Achievers was aimed specifically at 13 year old males from struggling families, who were at risk of exclusion and joining gangs. This was a successful 20 week project set up by CASP in collaboration with Southwark Council, and was based in Camberwell, South London.
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