Ep. 65 Erin Barnes “In Our Backyards”

December 06, 2017

Playing for Team Human today is Erin Barnes co-founder of ioby. Ioby (in our backyards) is a “crowd-resourcing” platform for citizen-led, neighborhood-focused projects. Rather than just raise money, ioby mobilizes civic engagement by putting resources in the hands of local leaders who want to steward positive change in their neighborhoods.

Erin shares with Douglas how ioby harnesses the power of solidarity and real world connection. In doing so, ioby not only ignites civic participation, but also flips the script on the NIMBY mentality (not in my backyard). Ioby demonstrates the positive potential of local communities playing an active role in shaping public spaces and creating public good.

Visit ioby.org to learn about the many diverse community efforts and start your own project today!

Opening today’s show, Rushkoff looks at the reversal of subject and object, figure and ground. Have we lost perspective on the two?

The music you hear in the intro and outro is thanks to Fugazi and Discord Records. In the middle is a clip by Team Human friend and episode 31 guest, RU Sirius.

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