by Marisol Meyer Driovínto, Tybur Casuse Drivínto, Asa Stone, Mark Stone, and Yolanda Lin
The Shared.Futures weavings are physical symbols representing the collaborative process of bringing the desires and goals of a community from a conscious and communicated space into a physical reality. As we navigate the path from thoughts to physical manifestation, we can influence the resulting shared reality with constructive or destructive perspectives. We asked attendees at New Mexico Science Fiesta (June 18, 2022) to contribute a constructive and inclusive message to inform our journey towards a shared future written on a piece of fabric (Shared.Futures Weavings I). This fabric was then woven into the collective weave. We repeated this activity at Explora Museum's Meet a Scientist event on August 6, 2022 (Shared.Futures Weavings II).
At times, as individuals, we can feel alone in our thoughts and fantasize that our perspectives can only be seen and understood by ourselves or those who are closest to us. The messages written into these weavings act as beacons to the next generation of community members and show that we are not alone in our hopes for a better world. Building a shared reality and a shared future is going to be more fulfilling by using constructive and loving communication with ourselves and others so that we may grow, listen, and create together. Collaboratively constructed by people of all ages, this weaving helps us to consider our ancestors and our descendants as we create our hopes and desires, and in turn, our physical experience.