At a time so many forces are working to undo the social fabric of society, at a time digital technologies are deceiving us by disguising connections as relationships, at a time it seems the world will have to choose to create more equality either through conflict or through empathy, at a time so many of us feel helpless in the face of social and political chaos, there are in fact many forces working to reconnect us together.
We just haven't noticed.
Why? Because those forces take many forms: conferences, festivals, schools, hospitals, museums. Heterogenous, but all pulling the world in the same direction: towards more exchanges, more debate, more awareness of other cultures, more contacts between generations, social classes, ethnic groups.
Talking to people like the organizer of Woodstock, the curator of the World Economic Forum, the talent scout of the Cirque Du Soleil or the director of the Olympic Games showed me that those organizations are where key 21st century assets like relations, reputation and attention circulate, that all of them unknowingly face strikingly similar challenges, that all are structured in a way (as platforms) that might very well be the most relevant form of organization for this day and age.
Come Together is a manual for those who would like to contribute to the recreation of our world's social fabric, because walls and travel bans are not the only option.