Hello, I'm Ilan, originally from Belgium, now an American, 20 years in Cambridge, MA, USA.
I'm using the Cambridge 2021 Municipal election to launch a project: the Encyclopedia of Nonsense, a repository of imaginary solutions for our future cities. We need to stop thinking like economists. It destroys community (Stephen Marglin). Community means we understand our interdependence with each other and nature. In the Amish society, if a house burns down, the community gets together to rebuild it. In ours, we call an anonymous insurer. We have forgotten our interdependence.
We cannot afford to wait for a 'leader.' We have to step up, barn-raise the vision for our cities.
Tell me, show me: your vision, your future, our cities.