Join us virtually for this interactive event! Participants will be paired with a stranger to ask and answer as many questions as possible in the allotted time on the theme of Civic Love. Learn and get to talk with a stranger- the cornerstone of democracy.
This program was inspired by the National Public Housing Museum’s (NPHM) 36 Questions for Civic Love, which was recently updated to include a focus on questions of housing, self-care, and community healing. In 1997, psychologist Arthur Aron explored whether intimacy between two strangers could be accelerated by asking each other a set of 36 questions. NPHM adapted his questions for use in a new kind of social experiment, aimed at helping us all fall in civic love.
The interaction will be hosted by NPHM’s Civic Love creators Lisa Lee and Tiffanie Beatty and will be held in Zoom break-out rooms. Those who don’t finish all 36 questions (and want to) are encouraged to exchange information with their conversation partner and find time to reconnect in the near future. Either way, NPHM wants to know how your conversation with a stranger went. Tell NPHM here!
For the full experience, please watch the films for the program People-Led Solutions – Models Of Our Shared Future, curated by independent journalist and filmmaker Yesica Prado during the break from 5:30 – 6:30pm PST. Then join us at 6:30 pm PST on Youtube Live for a panel discussion with Berkeley and Oakland-based housing activists, and a community planner from the Kibera district of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Lisa Lee Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum
Tiff Beatty Program Director of Arts, Culture, and Public Policy, National Public Housing Museum