Flint and Steel
A BRIEF OVERVIEW
Flint & Steel is an annual publication that aims to live up to its moniker’s metaphor: we want it to spark thought and creativity. In curating a variety of ideas around a central theme each year, we hope to provide a chance for readers to think deeply about the things that affect all of us.
THE 2018 VOLUME – ON CULTIVATING COMMUNITY
Community is easy to talk about, harder to pin down, and harder still to build. In a modern world filled with consumer options and competing life experience we simultaneously long for and resist opening our lives to others. Community has been an intangible but constantly present feature of human life across cultures and time periods, but it requires longevity, localism, sacrifice, kindness, and generosity— habits of heart we are beginning to feel the lack of.
Volume 04 of Flint & Steel aims to look at what community is, and what is in the soil where it grows. What does community offer to us? What are the conditions of place, time, and purpose that community requires in order to grow and survive?
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