"education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world."
-paulo freire

"fmly ultimately feels like a social movement of sorts, challenging the ways contemporary culture isolates individuals not through the commodification of music so much as the commodification of everyday life."
-the media

hoping for a society that is based on open space, public recreation, and accessible means of equality is a dream inherent with living in an urban environment. as our surroundings have largely turned commodity fetishism and our rights the prescription of conservative ethics rooted in egotism, we live among the challenging image of a silent majority. today, we argue that d.i.y. has become co-opted as a tool to frame the illusion of independence within privilege, to represent action as object and existence as cultural product. to accept this is to recognize a personal relationship with autonomous movements, and to share this is to understand a historically invaluable situation of social interdependence... doing it together [ubuntu].

fmly is a socially conscious global community and a way of interacting constructively within our environments. we believe in the emancipation and unshackling of our self from the constraints of irrational and unjust structures that limit self-development and self-determination. we believe that there are many of us throughout the globe asking similar taboo questions and exploring unfamiliar territory. in collectivity we will become the transformation we dream for our environment. we can no longer live in the mentality of a 'me' generation and must unite for greater social causes such as understanding relationships within communities, systems, and spaces, as well as nurturing discussion on the politics of play, art, environment and life itself.