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according to the world economic forum, in this january 2022 article, ‘meaningful conversations enrich the fabric of our daily lives. they bring a sense of wonder, interconnectedness and familiarity to our interactions and serve as the groundwork for a more functional society. understanding the “other” as a weak tie can broaden and strengthen our idea of community. in times of crisis, many of our connections become weaker and more isolated, which is something to be more mindful of as lockdowns resurge…. as meaningful connections create stronger bonds between the wider community, we can combat loneliness and isolation by conversing at a deeper level.

 

curiosity, accountability, generosity and humility are values and practices currently missing in the public discourse, which has led to incredible polarization and narrowing space for civil interactions. meaningful conversations can transform our interpersonal reactions and our world, which is why we need more of them.’

 



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writing is hard. writing alone is wonderful, sometimes, but at other times, it’s nice to have someone to read and offer feedback, in a safe way. this is that place. i started the interactive papers project when i found out dropbox has a feature where you can live write simultaneously in ‘papers.’

we did this a couple of times at the start of the pandemic with a few trusted colleagues, editors, and even new guests of this project. papers went quietly on to co-create s p a c e the zine and collaborate with some of the most talented people design kompany has ever worked with. top editors, cultural treasures, international celebrities… but on the low-key.

it was great to dialogue and share, connect and interconnect, through the unusual space that papers allowed. but it wasn’t the first time i had done this. in 2013 i was on the road for a year without a plan, and hit on the idea of making an online writing circle.

read more at this link.

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