INTO Magazine. edition 01

Groups - Why do we seek a sense of belonging?

Our world is constantly shifting –  socially and historically. 

And as social beings, we are dynamic, multifaceted, complex, and erratic. 

But we want to make sense of it all. We build our identities through interactions and the interplay of affections and reflect upon ourselves continuously. We desire for a sense of belonging and understand ourselves through it, and the lack thereof can be disorienting. 

We are each part of a language, perhaps a location, a sexuality, a gender – or many. Maybe an aesthetic preference, a vocation, an ethnicity, or faith.  Our shared lived experiences bring us together in our pursuit of connection.

Are we – at least partially – defined by our sense of belonging? 

Text: Camila Pedersen Sierra - Cultural analyst.

Copies of INTO edition 01 are available to purchase. 20 pages full colour. - Paper 90gsm. - 289mm x 380mm.