Connecting humans, holding spaces
‘What is belonging?’ and ‘How is good culture built?’ are questions I tend to muse on while riding my longboard. Or surfskate. Or OneWheel. Or as I dip into a body of zero degree celsius water in one of London’s ponds.
I was born in Malaysia, where I lived for nine years. I grew up in Australia, had a stint in France and China before planting my feet in London for nearly a decade now. Perhaps regular uprooting is the reason for my persistent identity crisis and deep interest in communities.
My lived experience made me an anthropologist of culture and communities. I wanted to understand them so I could be a part of them. Culture is, afterall, the invisible fabric that weaves a community together. I think about how the way we communicate, the tools we use and the choices we make impacts that.
In this newsletter you will get my take on what it means to connect humans, hold spaces and build communities. I think a lot about digital communities, URL to IRL and its implications for society, our feelings of belonging and wellbeing.
Drop me a direct message on Twitter @0xCaryn and would love to jam about any of the above with you :)