{ BenchesCollective } Using the Public Bench as a Tool for Experimentation, Community Engagement & Placemaking

Delighted to discover The Netherlands’ based BenchesCollective, which transforms the ubiquitous street bench into a tool for community engagement, and for building empathy and mutual understanding within neighborhoods. The idea behind the BenchesCollective initiative is to spark public interactions that otherwise might not take place. It provides space for strangers to sit down together and…

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In Search of the Truth… Interactive Project Aims to Capture as Many Personal Truths Around the World As Possible

Of their In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) project,  Cause Collective write:   In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is an installation comprised of a touring, portable, inflatable ‘Truth Booth’ that embarked on a world tour at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland in 2011 . The exterior is iconically shaped like a giant cartoon speech…

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What if the default for online participation were compassion?

What if the default for social media participation were compassion and intentionality instead of our tendencies for self-centredness? asks &yet Chief Marketing Officer Sarah Bray in her thought piece, Compassion by Default, for the latest issue of Offscreen Magazine. How might that change our experience of it? Would it allow us to “elevate the power of the collective, while minimizing the suffocating nature of the horde?”…

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