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Over the past year, a group of people have been meeting every couple weeks in Zoom to explore the process of world building. We called ourselves the World Builders.

World Weavers

A member of our group has been involved in community building for the Weaver Network. We were also discussing a reinvention of the World Wide Web as a network, a World Weavers Web. The name World Weavers stuck.

An Invitation

We are exploring a collaboration. Each human being is an amazing source of energy and creativity. We would be honoured if you could become part of our publishing experiment as a contributor.

We have been experimenting with using the Ghost platform, but realized it was going to be too expensive to invite several authors. Over the past week, we have been migrating sites from Ghost 3 to Ghost 4 on DigitalOcean to take advantage of the new membership and subscription system. By self-hosting on DigitalOcean, we have discovered that we can get around the cost limitations of managed hosting on ghost.org.

We are documenting a community into existence as our contribution to the Design Science Studio: a builders collective.

We would like to try building a community organically by inviting people to participate. If, for example, you became a contributor to the World Builders site, you can add your network to the audience. We have been learning from the WeMakeStuff project to crowdfund a book profiling 100 artists that we can become curators of a collection of artists by bringing them together into a common dialogue. How has any art movement come into being? By bringing attention to the work of other artists and designers, we can create a flow of energy around the appreciation of each other’s work that becomes self-organizing, manifesting the characteristics of a living organism, as we were learning from nRhythm over the past week.

If we set the values of the culture around becoming the Mondragon of life-centred designers and artists, we can establish a workers cooperative that can make the change that is necessary within the next six months, according to Extinction Rebellion.

See Mondragon’s principles

Mondragon features prominently in The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Ministry for the Future
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem&#1...

So, to encourage more sign ups, we can figure out how to share the revenue as a workers cooperative, which is similar to what the Design Science Studio is doing with the salons. We are just adding to the capacity of the team by offering another venue. This can enable us to feed content into other forms of media, such as video and print (books, magazines).

Think Bauhaus Movement

Bauhaus Movement
Learn how the Bauhaus Movement influenced design history with its emphasis on theory and practice as taught by the masters. The timeless principles of Bauhaus design still hold up and to this day the iconic Bauhaus style inspires graphic designers all over the world.

Or Lars Müller Publishers, who has become the de facto publisher for Bauhaus and Buckminster Fuller

Lars Müller Publishers
Lars Müller Publishers is an internationally renowned publishing house based in Zurich, Switzerland. The house has made a worldwide name for itself with carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, photography, contemporary art and society.

If you like, we can send you an invite to become a contributor to the site. Also, if this sounds like a project that you would find to be a valuable resource, we would welcome your vote to continue this experiment by subscribing.

World Builders
Shifting from the attention economy to the intention to act in symbiosis with life

With gratitude,

Stephen Bau
Social Architect
Builders Collective