If centralised infrastructure and fragile supply lines start to fail, leading to societal collapse, those communities that have maximised their self-reliance, through taking as much control as possible over their essential resources, will by definition be the communities that have the greatest chance of survival.
However, in addition, we need to maximise social cohesion and solidarity within the community, to avoid internal conflict.
How do we promote a sense of reciprocity to bolster resilience?
Can we design communities and wider society to operate like an ecosystem, or the cells within a human body, allowing the wellbeing of the whole planetary system to take precedence over individual self-interest?
What can we learn from indigenous tribal systems, in which sharing and co-operation minimised hoarding and competitive rivalry?
How can we shift from a sense of individualised scarcity to collective abundance?
What steps can we take towards energy security, installing renewables, or shared micro-energy grids?
Can we maintain our core humanity through engaging with analogue activities?
And how can communities reconnect with each other and the land to balance the dehumanisation process being imposed by the digital landscape?