|Re: Cultural Consistency||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: BM.Vornbrock (bmvmapp.org)|
|Date: Tue, 21 Jun 94 16:06 CDT|
Hmmm. This thread got dropped like a hot potato. At the risk of getting burned, I've got a couple of comments and a question. I think that to a certain degree, a co-housing community must/will have some cultural consistency. Two general reasons, one - its a group and groups have some commonality, therefore, some consistency. Two - as a group, it develops a shared space for living together and in part, that develops consensus about some issues and expands the awareness of members to include some of the perspectives of the individual group members. Again, group consistency is increased over time. The group members and the process determine whether this is a positive force in members lives. I seem to remember that in Minneapolis, MN a couple of years ago there were several co-housing groups that got started and they split into at least three groups. If I remember correctly, there were an "urban", "suburban" and "science fiction" group. (One of the local science fiction groups, MnStF, is a VERY active community in a broad sense who just happened to start because they also love Science Fiction.) At some level, there is obviously cultural consistency in evidence. I think a question or two to consider is: 1. Is the group open to interaction with the outside world or closing in? 2. Is the group's culture broad enough for an individual to grow through life? So, with that in mind, my 'question': I'd like to know how any groups have dealt with issues like sexual orientation, religion, racism, ageism, *ism... as they might have come up in either forming a group or moving toward the completion and move in to a co-housing community.
Cultural consistency Stuart Staniford-Chen, June 16 1994
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- Re: Cultural Consistency BM.Vornbrock, June 21 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency Rob Sandelin, June 21 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency Hungerford, David, June 21 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency Kevin Wolf, June 21 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency gkvontob, June 22 1994
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