THE 2018 VOLUME – ON CULTIVATING COMMUNITY
Community is easy to talk about, harder to pin down, and harder still to build. In a modern world filled with consumer options and competing life experience we simultaneously long for and resist opening our lives to others. Community has been an intangible but constantly present feature of human life across cultures and time periods, but it requires longevity, localism, sacrifice, kindness, and generosity—habits of heart we are beginning to feel the lack of.
Volume 04 of Flint & Steel aims to look at what community is, and what is in the soil where it grows. What does community offer to us? What are the conditions of place, time, and purpose that community requires in order to grow and survive?
THE AUTHORS AND ARTISTS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO VOLUME 04:
Joy Reid / Blueprint for Living
Michelle Neethling / Home Again
Dr Myron Friesen and Keren Donaldson / Developing Community in Adolescence
Benjamin Johnson / A Recipe for Community
Naomi Haussman / Wairua
Jeremy Vargo / The House Away From Home
Olivia Burne / Teaching the Town of the Future
Brad Mills / Life on the Outside
Kirke Sawrey / The Beginnings of Belonging
Abigail Egden / A Quiet Legacy