Colorways

Colorways are seasonal editorial programs to direct civic conversation. Citizens opt-in to topical #CivicDesign conversations to orchestrate artful living. In this way, season by coordinated season, we can actually transform economic and governance systems vs. fighting politics-as-usual. Permanent civic collections become updated during Colorways seasons and new collections start.

Example:

BrandUSA or Red White and Blue

If you live in the U.S., chances are you already have some kind of #BrandUSA or red, white and blue collection. Introducing a #Colorways season into your home sets a mindful intention: over the quarter, you’ll start to notice just how many objects you already own that could be used in a patriotic or sports display.

Whether 4th of July or Memorial, Veterans, Flag or Presidents days. Election year decor. International red, whites & blues can also be used for UK and France, and many sporting teams use the color scheme. Civic conversation about #Diversity & connecting neighborhood block projects via #MeltingPot cultural connectors like food, costume & celebration.

Whether 4th of July or Memorial, Veterans, Flag or Presidents days. Election year decor. International red, whites & blues can also be used for UK and France, and many sporting teams use the color scheme. Civic conversation about #Diversity & connecting neighborhood block projects via #MeltingPot cultural connectors like food, costume & celebration.

 
 
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Gangster

To inspire neighborhood block, feet-on-the-street thinking to identify #opportunity for #CivicDesign: PinupsPresidential gangsters, showgirls, and songsters. The lawful & lawless from every era, and examples of marginalized peoples using ingenuity to govern themselves where government fails: Gatsby to Compton to Barbarella. Civic conversation about conflict management and security #HitTheDojoBro. 

 

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Valentines, Birthday & other Consumer observances

Ava's #ChambreDuCommerce: moving along the contours of our existing behavior can help drive adoption of #GovernanceStandards for our citizen. Weave symbols, forms and colorways for any sacred or secular observance into permanent & reusable civic art collections.

 

Romans & REDS

Because when are we not going to study Ancient Civilization and Social Studies/History? Republicans, Democrats, Socialists, Communists- the red, the blue the left the right. How are decisions made, resources allocated and justice served in a particular system? What would it feel like to live in our home this way for a quarter? #CivicArt from #Romans and #REDS #collections can be used to relate governance ideas and #practice to #education and #CivicDesign.

 
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Pinks

Single color #Colorways conversations serve many purposes: take your "crutch" color to the max in one quarter, then remove every item from sight. Substitute a single color (or form or material) for a hue you avoid or feel less confident with. Take Inventory- figure out what's needed or what needs repair. Kick a collection of neutrals into high gear: cool it down or warm it up. Relate personal, local>global stories and associations with a single color (like REDS for communism) to inspire #LifeLongLearning.