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The principles are:


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  • It originated in 1922 as…


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  • Community = an annual gathering
  • Community = a digital social network
  • And often the intersection of the two: Community = an annual gathering and a social network


Notes from our workshop in February 2019 in NYC

Big picture reflections

  • The current version of the Canvas feels overwhelming and intimidating, partially due to the number of themes and a lack of guidance on how to use it…


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No, communities can not be planned

  • A community is a living being, not a machine that can be drawn up on a piece of paper and then be put together according to the plan. When we use the word “community”, really what we mean is the collective set of relationships and beliefs among a group of people that exists over an extended period of time. …

Fabian Pfortmüller

Grüezi, Swiss community builder in NYC, author of @CommunityCanvas, co-founder Together Institute, fabian@together.is www.together.is

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