Future of Belonging

Vanessa Mason
The Future of Belonging examines how we can redesign tools and remodel approaches to fulfill the basic human need for belonging.
Created 19 Jan 2020
  • Issue #55: Belonging and Kinship
    30 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 6 1
    Photo by Claudio Schwarz on Unsplash My favorite holiday is Friendsgiving: cozy food and warming beverages, snuggly, soft sweaters and stretchy waistbands to accommodate said food and beverages, and t...
  • Issue #54: Belonging and Healing
    12 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 6 1
    Over the last few months, I’ve got on midafternoon walks to see and feel the sun listening to the On Being podcast and Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast. I’ve heard a couple of interviews with Glenno...
  • Issue #53: Belonging and Suffering
    27 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 10 4
    Photo by Lyyfe Williams on Unsplash Hello old friends, I know it's been a while since I’ve written or the blink of an eye depending on your sense of time these days. I wanted to take this opportunity ...
  • AMA 2: Ask Me Anything
    08 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 3
    Drop a question you have in the comments below and I’ll drop in with answers throughout the day. You can also share disruptions or innovations related to the future of belonging for all of us to share...
  • Issue #52: Belonging and Faith
    04 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash On Wednesday morning, I attended a talk exploring the connections between materiality and spirituality. Basically thinking about the nature of things, the things we make...
  • AMA: Ask Me Anything!
    20 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 8
    Excited to kick off this first Ask Me Anything. Drop a question you have in the comments below and I’ll drop in with answers throughout the day. You can also share signals of change related to the fut...
  • Issue #51: Mixing It Up
    13 May 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    I’ve been avoiding this moment. After a month off, and before that two months of chaos, my writing brain doesn’t feel ready to return to the office. After stumbling across articles on play in post-COV...
  • Friday open thread!
    30 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Last week’s interview with Ama Marston was a great deep dive into the world of transformative resilience and the Type R capabilities used by the people, organizations, and communities cultivating both...
  • Friday open thread!
    30 Apr 2021 3 2
  • Issue #50: Belonging and Transformative Resilience
    22 Apr 2021 • 13 min read • 3 0
    Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash Yesterday I got the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. My first reaction? A sigh of relief. I can finally begin to see a flicker at the end of the tunnel, a g...
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