Mon. Apr 19th, 2021

Common Alternatives

Creating Futures Beyond Capital and Carbon

Social Well-living Project

The current dominance of technocratic, expert-driven, top-down notions of and approaches to “Well-being” has left little room for saving the idea and reintegrating it into truly transformative projects and policy shifts. It is time to think of a new notion that would liberate us from the Eurocentric, individualistic, economicist, class-blind, gender-blind, color-blind, and ecology-blind perceptions of well-being and quality of life. The Social Well-living Project, drawing on the experiences and alternative ideas generated by the transformative grassroots and community movements, argues for a new notion and approach to promoting and evaluating communal/social quality of life.