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AUTONOMY

By conNECKted TOO / May 5, 2020

In the original version of the conNECKtedTOO mission statement, there is a sentence which raises questions: “For us collaboration means shared ownership and autonomy not consensus.” This is my reply, an opportunity to open a dialogue. The issue is the relationship of shared ownership with autonomy, as compared to consensus. Here, autonomy is a state […]

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TINY IS SUSTAINABLE

By conNECKted TOO / November 19, 2019

There is more behind the word ‘economic’ than Economics! To isolate the study of HOW societies exchange goods and services from that of WHY,  WHERE or WHEN has brought us to the one-way / dead-end / no parking-no standing of consumerism.

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Yes – Whites are a MINORITY, TOO

By conNECKted TOO / November 19, 2019

I once had a friend who objected to Black Americans calling themselves “a minority” because he believed the words played on our minds in a way that led us to believe Blacks were statistically outnumbered the whole world over. “People of color are the majority of the global population,” he used to say. He was correct.

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The Arts in “Art and Culture in/with Community”

By conNECKted TOO / November 19, 2019

ART & CULTURE IN/WITH COMMUNITY is an outgrowth of the place where it exists. 

The conNECKtedTOO team of artists, activists, youth and educators looks like the communities it works with: inter-generational, inter-disciplinary and interracial. The “Collective” model, where members are autonomous, reflects both the identity of causes and the free choice of the means to attain them, as found in any livable social group.

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Jingles: Spreading the Message in Songs

By conNECKted TOO / October 7, 2019

A light-hearted lyricist wrote that “Love and marriage/Go together like a horse and carriage.” So (too) do songs, jingles and social activism. Protest songs can inspire commitment with a powerful line, or a clever turn-of-phrase. The transformational message is accompanied by the melodic music.

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Activism

By conNECKted TOO / October 16, 2019

When we say TINY business, we refer to all those historic corner stores, barber shops, legal services or restaurants, pushed out by insultingly high rents or the absence of any public policies protective of Charleston’s original work-in / live-in populations.

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TINY Is Powerful, TINY Is Energy

By conNECKted TOO / October 16, 2019

ConNECKtedTOO, a project of ART & CULTURE IN/WITH COMMUNITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, seeks to involve a classification of businesses we have labeled as TINY Businesses.

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Legacy

By conNECKted TOO / October 7, 2019

What does LEGACY mean to you?

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Entrepreneurship

By conNECKted TOO / October 7, 2019

Entrepreneurship is an aspiration. Typically the desire to accomplish a dream, a defining way to establish identity. If you are affected with a case of entrepreneurship, don’t run to the bank first. The banker will only apply a coat of cold cash on a mind caught in short cycles of enthusiasm and depression. What is needed is a lot of smart work deciphering the origins, the reasons for so much fidgeting. And then designing plans to end the madness, to accomplish the dream, to blossom.

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THE MANDALA IS A NETWORK

By conNECKted TOO / April 23, 2019

Certain words have become indispensable to survival in today’s hi-tech society. Darryl Wellington unpacks the concept of “network” and how interconnected we all are.

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