Malikia Johnson
A placemaker, a systems thinker, an archiver

State or Province:



United States

what are your gifts and talents?:

Facilitation, Archiving, Oral History, Developing Community Building Activities, Placemaking,

why do you want to join abcd in action?:

I want to be connected to a community of people who are interested in topics like autonomous community development

Design for the Commons

user image 2020-09-04
By: Malikia Johnson
Posted in: Reflections and Ideas

Hello Everyone, 

My name is Malikia Johnson and I am a new member of the community. It's been so nice to see everyone's stories and reflections about this very important work! I wanted to share with everyone a project that two partners and I have been working on called Design for the Commons. It's simply a toolkit for neighborhoods to use to create systems where care and trust are predictable outcomes. Not a new idea but we tried to make it a more intriguing idea. If you get the chance to visit the site and download it we would love your feedback. I look forward with getting to know more of you well. I am based in DC so if any of you are near perhaps we could meet in person when it's safer to do so. 



Wendy McCaig
09/29/20 09:48:03AM @wendy-mccaig:

LOVE THIS!  Thank you for sharing.

April Doner
09/17/20 02:16:07PM @april-doner:


I wanted to thank you for this (literally) beautiful resource and for sharing it here. Also, welcome to the community!

As Dee said, I LOVE The gorgeous aesthetic as well as how you break it down to be so very hands-on and ready-to-go. This is exactly the kind of tools I think we need to be focused on creating within ABCD going forward. I actually have a couple of ABCD friends in DC I'd love to connect you with. Do you mind emailing me at aprildoner @  :D

Malikia Johnson
09/11/20 07:52:25AM @malikia-johnson:

Hi Dee,

Thank you for the kind words! Yes I would love to know more about the group and be able to contribute in any way I can. 

I'm not on Facebook so thank you for sharing!