What We're Reading: Learnings for the Future

From Common Field: "As a national network, Common Field served as a catalyst for work happening on the ground by increasing access and sharing of resources across regions. As we come to the end of our time as an organization, we are reflecting not only on the life of Common Field, but also on the future that lies ahead for our work and communities. When Common Field decided to close, we wanted to commit to a process that would leave the field with tools to shape the possibilities ahead. And with that in mind, we are so pleased to share our final two sunset initiatives with you!"

"We are excited to share our final organizational project, Common Work: Learnings for the Future from Common Field, a podcast and writing series exploring the history of our field, Common Field’s organizational journey and the work that is shaping the future today."

"This four-part series pairs podcast episodes, produced in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center, with commissioned essays around four themes: Foundations, Common Field in Practice, Community Building is Culture, and Sustainability for the Future. Contributors include artists and leaders across the sector including Roberto Bedoya, Vashti DuBois, Mary Bordeaux, Lorie Mertes, and Anaïs Duplan as well as former and current Common Field staff and board members. Alongside this thematic series, the project will also offer a selection of related resources and a timeline of Common Field’s life and work."

"In December, we’ll be launching the writings, resources, and timeline with Episodes 1 and 2 of the podcast on CommonField.org. In early 2023, episodes 3 and 4 of the series will be released on our site, which will remain online through April 2023. All podcast episodes and additional materials will also be released on JackStraw.org, and will remain online after our site closes in May 2023."

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