CITIES — DEMOCRACY — CAPITALISM — CLIMATE — ECOLOGY — DATA X DESIGN — MODERN SPIRITUALITY — RADICAL COMMUNITIES — CIVIC / CREATIVE / LEARNING COLLECTIVES
GIFTS — GATHERINGS — ART — EXPRESSION — EMBODIMENT — INTUITION — DANCE — HIKES — HERBS — RITUALS — PRACTICES
NEW WORK — TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTION — CIRCULAR ECONOMY — BASIC INCOME — BEHAVIORAL ECON — SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION / ETHICAL CONSUMPTION — CO-LIVING — GENTRIFICATION — INCLUSIVE & JUST PROGRESS — OPEN SYSTEMS
📚 SOLNIT: CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES — KIMMERER: BRAIDING SWEETGRASS — POLLAN: HOW TO CHANGE YOUR MIND — DESMOND: EVICTED
✈️ TOUR DU MONT BLANC — PATAGONIA, PERU, ECUADOR — PORTUGAL — NEW ZEALAND — GREEN / BURNING MAN
Hi, I’m Minahil - welcome to my humble virtual abode!
I made this little internet mote with the hope of sparking conversation and collaboration. I’d like to increase moments of shared excitement that sound like “Wait, I didn’t know you were into xx!”, and decrease the instances of missed high-fives.
If any of the words / books / adventures up above resonate with you, that’s fantastic - let’s talk! There are discussions to be had, experiences to be organized, art to be imagined, companies to be built. The world awaits.
A somewhat organized, mostly random collection of projects here.
SO MANY IDEAS AND JUST ONE WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE
Hi. This is a list of ideas - the ones in Column I have come to life, and the ones in Column II are patiently (and impatiently) waiting for their turn. Again, if any of them is your cup of chai, ring the virtual doorbell!
I - REAL
The Bottlecap Project - a micro-movement to spark warm, unexpected connectionRaining Woman - a festival of soul friends, and a space to connect with self, others, and the earth. Co-planned with the marvelous Macy TranSalon DC - a social, cultural, intellectual gathering featuring a talk and discussion on different topics. Co-organized with the lovely Cindy Sui, and sparked by Max Song of One Salon Hobart St History Jam - an evening for neighbors to come together and learn the history of their street through sharing stories. Took place in Sep 2017Tandem Innovation Consulting - a pro-bono design thinking consultancy focused on social sector clients in Charlottesville, and made up of grad students at UVA
Data x Design
Book viz - an experiment in visualizing three books - Angela Duckworth’s Grit, Adam Grant’s Give and Take, and Bill Burnett & Dave Evans’ Designing Your LifeGuide to storytelling with data Guide to slide design - message me if interestedNetwork map of social impact organizations at UVA
How to Invest your IncomeHow to Think about Real EstateHow to Make an Organ PipeHow to Comically Stumble through the Visa Process in Germany
II - IMAGINED
c.school - a collective of citizens who want to learn about and find thoughtful ways to contribute to the fabric of their citiesDemocracy Dinners - a grassroots dinner series covering key systems-level challenges to American democracy, as well as practical, actionable solutionsGrowth Stage - a zine documenting companies with innovative organizational structures that prioritize people as much as profit (#newwork)Creative Climate Collective - a monthly gathering to bring together creatives in Berlin who are ready to do something for the planet and want to find collaborators to work with and projects to work onExtinct Beats DJ Set - in line with the creative climate theme, a DJ set mixing lo-fi hip hop with the sounds of animals now extinct, to help people viscerally feel the hurts of climate changeThe Tortoise Collective (ToCo) - a reading group focused on spending more time absorbing fewer words Porch briefs - gifting coffee and a 15 min hyper-local as well as global update on the day’s news to the neighborhoodSpiRitual design - a micro-blog / podcast / sumfin documenting soul rituals, old and new
THE HELLO FORM
Thanks for your message! Looking forward to reading and responding.