|Public artist and community builder Susan
Armington has a history of bringing diverse people together for
deep talk. In her 15 years of teaching ESL to people
from all over the world, and nearly 10 years of activating
school and community groups through art, she has found powerful
ways to bring differences together.
The result is
- a unique environment for deep talk that makes it
possible for people to connect across divides of language,
culture, and expectation, and to communicate what matters to
integrates modes of communication - visual, nonverbal, and
multilingual - into a single flow. It focuses around a
core question or issue - for instance, immigration, personal
loss, racism, safety, or simply what is precious - and invites
people to reflect on their own relevant personal experiences.
Guided by Susan Armington, participants create simple objects to
embody their core stories, and then, one by one, they share them with
the group. As the stories layer upon each other the
conversation builds - and depth and understanding grow. In
a short time, talk goes straight to the heart.
Experiential workshops and
Teambuilding Community Building Leadership
Finding Core Stories Vision-building
Diversity Training Issue-based