What kind of world?

Last week I was at Cornell University as the Irik Sevin Fellow in Residence at the Alice Cook House. It was a chance to get to know some of the students in an extended engagement and as part of the week, we set up a studio and asked the entire West Campus community, “What kind of world do you want to live in?” We did a quick turnaround on some big prints and installed the local stories in the residence hall just a few days after we gathered them.

If we are going to achieve a goal, we need to first articulate it. If we are going to accomplish great things, we need to set our sights high and work tirelessly to attain them.

Sometimes I worry that we have given up on finding ways to live better together and that we have accepted a dysfunctional polarization as the new inevitable norm. These stories (and these people) convince me otherwise.

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