Building Relationally Democratic Cultural Infrastructure From the Ground Up

reinholdt redwood regional park, oakland, california @ebrpd (image @dr.cbg on the gram)

[All work generated by The Center for U.S. Rural Cultures Studies has been transferred to The Relational Democracy project.]

MISSION :: RDP generates original in-field research that grows cultural work and creative…


Waters Creek, Wilderville, Oregon (image mine)

Open Cultures Grow Democratic Norms

Open cultures create the conditions that feed and grow democratic norms, which are embodied in human practices: what individual humans say to one another and what we do in relation with each other. Democratic practices in a culture create trust, make space for vulnerability, nurture creativity, support difference, and foster…


Or, A Little of What Happened When I Invested Everything in 5 Years of Time

Water’s Creek, Wilderville, OR :: Image mine

Near the end of a two-year sabbatical in solitude, and two weeks before the earth shifted on its axis 11.8.2016, …

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