Bringing Community Together is Key to Make It Happen

James and Carrie from SteamHead are grassroots organizers who have spent years building this event for their community with Shenzhen American International School (SAIS). Even if you're not in Shenzhen, listen to their story and learn about how you might be able to bring your own community together. Carrie works for SAIS, and she saw In her education community that "everyone wanted the same thing but weren't really talking with each other." When she brought all those educators together, everyone benefited.

SteamHead is not a large foundation nor does it have big funding from angel supporters or grants. They spoke to the people in their community, heard what was needed, and brought people together for the support of everyone. In turn, the community is able to support each other and learn how to solve the challenges they face. This will be the first year the event is hosted at the Design Society museum in Shenzhen.


Our Exploration into Shenzhen Has Begun in Earnest

Shenzhen is a nexus of activities and interests by people all over the world. Projects and ideas can move at a tremendous pace there supported by quick supply chains and maker ingenuity. Mike has barely had time to keep up with what’s going on in front of him, much less spend time communicating and processing videos. Regardless, there has been a lot of activity and development behind the scenes over the last couple of weeks.

He’s developing a marketing strategy and projects to help SteamHead communicate their values to the world. Stay tuned for more updates on this project.

Lima’s Children Unite to Give our Ocean a Voice

Lima’s Children Unite to Give our Ocean a Voice

Colegio Villa Per Se was packed with people on Saturday for our free community mural workshop. More than 125 children and residents picked up a paint brush and helped to bring a stunning new mural to life. The public art project is orchestrated by Villa Per Se, Camp D&D and Cultivative to bring more art into the Villa el Salvador neighborhood.

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Mural Design Workshop: Interconnectedness & Our Relationship to Nature

Mural Design Workshop: Interconnectedness & Our Relationship to Nature

We had our first on-site meeting with Villa Per Se to elaborate the mural theme in November 2017, and instantly fell in love with their innovative curriculum of mindfulness practices. For our community mural we outlined the idea for interconnectedness with nature, and establish a deeper sense of taking care for the closeby beach through a lesson plan. 

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Final Installation of Antioch Community Mural

Final Installation of Antioch Community Mural

The last panels of the Antioch Community Mural will be installed at the Antioch Health Center on Friday, April 28, from 9am to noon. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk about the project with lead artist Bianca Nandzik. She will be on site, to install the mural that was painted on wood panels, and do the final touches directly on the wall.

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