Monday, March 09, 2009
Do you like this story?
Perhaps a current line of thinking for me and one that I am sure you will continue to here from me in the future, is one of personal initiative, making the scene you want to be a part of. A great local example of this is the group, Provocate. My personal understanding of what Provocate is about is one of bridging diverse, though like minded groups, in hopes of building our local community while being aware of the global world in which we live in. But rather than me discussing further my ideas about the group and their activities, I think you should check out their site.
From Provocate's site:
Provocate exists to make unique connections between the creativity of art and the energy of activism, international politics and local education, cultural color and engineering know-how, global issues and Hoosier solutions. We design unconventional atmospheres where diverse approaches can collide. Our goal is to provide the framework for individuals to learn, imagine, and redefine their role in solving problems. Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t happen by accident if you Provocate.
Provocate is quite young, only a year old. We have a small, fluid design which fluctuates by project. Just glance to the side of the page to see a list of a few of our partners. By combining their diverse strengths, the possibilities are boundless. However in our opinion, the most important ingredient is you. Our optimism about what our local community can accomplish if given the chance is what challenges us to create the architecture for imagination.