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"The old economy of greed and domination is dying. A new economy of life and partnership is struggling to be born. The outcome is ours to choose."

David Korten. Author, vocal critic of corporate globalisation

"Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others. Past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future."

Cloud Atlas

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Chrysalis Collaborative Commons

Our dedicated members area is intended to serve a number of purposes.

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Please note that our members area is itself a commons. As such, in the true spirit of the commons it is entirely intended to be an ongoing project of co-creation for mutual benefit. Any and all suggestions on how we may improve or expand it’s functionality will be most welcome. Of course, the primary ambition is for all collaborations to manifest in real world initiatives. Ultimately the world we would wish to live in , and to leave for future generations is up to us to nurture and to sustain. It is an on-going responsibility of co-creation that tempers individual ego by collectively recognising that social cohesion rests within a conscious awareness that we must all care for each other, especially the most vulnerable among us, and our one shared fragile planet.

Seventeenth century protest rhyme.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from off the goose

The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine

The poor and wretched don’t escape
If they conspire the law to break
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.

 

Welcome/Welcome back to Agora, our online and real-world gateway to all that is happening in your locality, and your invitation to participate in helping to create more caring, more inclusive, more vibrant places to live. Please add your profile. It's not essential in order to explore, but if you have decided to join, please, let's get to know each other.
Please check back often to this message as we will use it to update on our progress, ideally as a result of feedback & suggestions from the membership. This is a platform designed to facilitate collaboration & cooperation. Your contribution is highly valued & encouraged at every turn.
From within our member's area you can explore all our directories, also accessible to non-members, but here you can actively engage.
If you have something that you would like to add to a directory please enter your details as appropriate for us to upload.
Each project has an associated group, again for you to actively engage with as you decide. If it's your chosen project to support when shopping, you may decide that you want to get involved in other ways in order to help.
We are also adding discussion groups/topics of interest. You are welcome to join wherever you may be in the UK, but the aim is to share the best most positive stuff so that we can all work together to implement wherever we may be with the friends we have made locally via our shared platform.
Chrysalis is a grassroots bottom-up initiative focused on transformation in the spirit of the caterpillar to the butterfly.

Note: Make sure to have a completed profile for better experiencce.