Relationships: an idea to organise around?
Lots of people in lots of different spaces are doing amazing work around building better relationships, but the connections between these nodes are often weak or non-existent. By joining the dots between these bright spots of energy, we believe we can create more than the sum of our parts.
Our shared and uniting goal is to build a world that is designed for and around relationships: a world where relationships are the first mile, not the extra one.
Through Thick and Thin
How an infrastructure for relationships could unlock the collective action we need to accelerate progress towards a world designed for and around relationships
Drawing on conversations with over 100 people, Iona Lawrence advocates for a more joined-up approach to building – and championing – relationships. She explores the beliefs that we share, the concerns we all hold, and the potential that could be unlocked if we were to deepen our collaborations.
To get the ball rolling, Iona suggests a set of experiments for deepening collaboration and building shared infrastructure
Surfacing inspiring ideas
Open, welcoming events in which we can come together to discuss big ideas and a vision for a world built around relationships
Gathering around shared challenges
Discussion and practical action around shared challenges including measurement and power
Widening, deepening and strengthening
Mapping who’s doing what and weaving together existing networks to help us all find potential collaborators and kindred spirits
To get involved in any of these experiments or to learn more about this work, get in touch with Iona at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a truly open invitation. Only with collective energy and many hands will we be able to create a world that puts relationships front and centre.