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.
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.
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.
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.
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.