Writ (noun)

  • the power and authority of the issuer of such a written order usually used with run


In the essay, “Why Collaborate?” the author states: “Successful collaborations are like democracy writ small. Members of a civil society expert to have individuals freedom and opportunities but in order to exercise and protect these rights they need to participate in a larger system.”

In other words, having a successful collaboration is like having power but in a smaller way.

Ellen Lupton’s point is members have their own freedom and opportunities. However, if they want to succeed they will need to share their idea’s with larger companies.



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