Cardboard Castles and Other Amenities...

I am really interested in using different forms of cultural action to help build better communities. Communities are a vital social model, allowing us to tackle problems beyond the ability of individuals with the focus of a defined (usually relatively small) group of people. How do the arts and cultural work in general help communities grow more sustainable futures? If you have a cool website or project or your own ideas on these subjects please let me know.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Recession at Work: The Personal Side of the Working Poor

Our Cupboard was Bare, by Heather Ryan, is a powerfully personal look at the struggles of being a single parent in a time when people are loosing or unable to find decent work. As part of's Pinched "a new series of personal essays about life during a recession," Ryan's essay is as powerful for the response (both vicious attacks and heartfelt support) as its content.

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