A community is made of its stories.
FiveTwoEightO (after Denver’s mile-high elevation) which I co-created and facilitated with Denver mediator and story facilitator Daniel Horsey, was funded by a 2008 Case Foundation Make It Your Own grant, and was sponsored by the Institute on the Common Good at Regis University.
It included the participation of Regis students, community nonprofit organizations and community members ranging from homeowners and business owners to renters and one homeless couple. We put up five events. Each event featured two components (storytelling and artistic responses) and concluded with eight of the neighbors’ stories presented onstage and the artists’ (poets, painters, musicians, monologuists, choreographers’) work, followed by a dialogue circle (the “O”)