Drawing of a peaceful urban community with houses, school, church, park, and people.
Drawing of a peaceful urban community with houses, school, church, park, and people.

Finding community in 2021

The way we find real-world communities is under threat, just when we need them the most. In the 21st Century, fewer and fewer people engage in institutions that formed the bedrock of the middle class success of the post-war era, as work like Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone and his follow-up books have shown over the past twenty years.

COVID has only accelerated this, making us all acutely aware of how much we need in-person interaction (community) while also shifting the way massive numbers of people live in ways that are both temporary (shelter-in-place) and permanent (work from home).

So much…

Ian Storrar

Founder & CEO of thisspace

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store