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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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Join conNECKtedTOO for a Story Circle!

By conNECKted TOO / March 11, 2020

Due to measures taken to prevent COVID19 from spreading, the conNECKtedTOO Story Circle event has been modified into a virtual gathering that emphasizes solidarity and community over panic and isolation. Share stories, laugh, recite a poem or just let us know how you are doing at this Community Check-In via Zoom. Click here to join […]

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY AT 2023 REYNOLDS, NORTH CHARLESTON

By conNECKted TOO / January 16, 2020

conNECKtedTOO is transitioning. For the purpose of supporting TINY BUSINESS as an essential form of commerce in Charleston, the Collective is morphing from the hard media of sculpture, poster, performance and diagram making, to the virtuality of a Mobile App to be found at TINYisPOWERFUL.com. conNECKtedTOO is dedicated to very small enterprises. They are powerful […]

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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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