IdentityDownload Issue 4
Our identity is central to who we are and what we want to be. And it is informed, influenced and articulated by a myriad different forces – where we live, who we share our lives with, what we do and how we develop. This edition of MATTER unpicks identity – and its relationship with time, place, people and the very air that we breathe.
Our sense of self comes not just from a set of unique characteristics that we call our own but also from how other people see us. David Baker, who helped launch Wired in the UK, argues that the more we worry about our identities online, the more we are in danger of forgetting who we really are.
CommunityDOWNLOAD ISSUE 3
Community. A word that is often used, yet rarely defined. This issue of MATTER addresses the meaning and importance of community head on. We explore what community means, why it matters, what builds it and what threatens its breakdown.
ConnectionsDOWNLOAD ISSUE 2
Connection. Essential to making the world go round. But in an era where authentic connection feels increasingly strained, will society continue to be open in terms of trade, immigration and technology or will they shut themselves off and sever their connections with the outside world. This issue of MATTER explores what it takes to keep connection strong and genuine.
TransformationDOWNLOAD ISSUE 1
The brainchild of regeneration specialist U+I, this inaugural issue of MATTER focusses on the theme of Transformation. Whilst change is inevitable in our towns and cities, the regeneration industry can do a lot more to ensure that change is done with people, rather than to them.