Thursday, 12 July 2007

Positive Interventions

Public pillow fights, bubble battles, art installations and parties on the tube are just some of the group interventions that Newmindspace duo Lori Kufner and Kevin Bracken have devised to create a sense of community by connecting with people and having fun in the public spaces of Toronto and New York.

What we liked about this particular clip was the obvious anticipation before the whistle blows to start the pillow-fight, and the look on the faces of the spectators - they're having as much fun, if not more, than the pillow-fighters themselves.

21 year old Lori and Kevin, who are studying Urban Politics and Sociology at the University of Toronto, aim to create a sense that anyone can make a big difference, by challenging people's beliefs about what is possible.

For a longer documentary of the pair discussing their work (which includes footage of the fabulous Valentine's Day mural on Queen Street West, Toronto), have a look at the Newmindspace website.

And if you know of any similar inspirational activities or events near you, please let us know.

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