The Co-Working Continuum

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As the creative economy continues to emerge and evolve – co-working places and spaces are the platforms that support the cultural connection points.
This is a solid article on what’s happening in Vermont- and our design role in it noting our collaboration and creation of the Karma Birdhouse. Check it out!

 
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Sundaze

Category: Read

How was your week?
 
Every Sunday for the past 6 weeks, 2 of our designers,
Ellen and Ashley have asked themselves that same question.
They have gotten together and made simple and silly stop-motion animations under the title
“This Week Was”, drawing influence from what happened in the preceding week.

Be sure to check out their weekly experiments on Instagram!

 
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Pix Box 3000

Category: Look

Having Fun + Creating Playable Art!
 
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Pete and Ben from PinBox 3000 recently collaborated with the Karma Birdhouse Gallery to create ArtCade, a unique playable art exhibit. These gentlemen from Cardboard Teck Institute created the PinBox 3000 Cardboard Art-Cade and we at Solidarity were lucky enough to have the opportunity to put our art on these Pinboxes.
 
The fun process of exploring and experimenting on something other than a piece of paper or canvas was insightful, fun and at times challenging! A big thank you to Pete and Ben for letting us in on the fun!
 
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If it’s broke, fix it.

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Sweet Vincent Stanley,
Inspiring faith in humanity.

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Vermont received a genuinely inspiring gift last week, Vincent Stanley and the Patagonia Worn Wear Tour came to Burlington.

And with it incredible insights and lessons were shared on climate and social justice.

Vincent- Patagonia’s Director of Philosophy and Head Storyteller delivered a deeply thoughtful talk at UVM with sobering climate statistics and equally inspiring activist action stories of change.

Thank you Vincent and Patagonia for such a mindful event.

We’ve continue to stay inspired, and learn how to make a difference by taking notes from The Responsible Company.

 

Solid Spectrum Sleep Out

Category: Look, Read

Empathy is energy.
Apathy the enemy.
Community is everything.

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The 6th annual Spectrum Sleep Out brought together 150 passionate people committed to sleeping-out on a cold Vermont winter night- in solidarity and support of at risk homeless teenagers.

Together companies and individuals raised over $336,000! With 98% of those funds going directly to those who need it most. Thank you to Scott and the Spectrum team for an amazingly run event and inspiring experience!

Team Solidarity was there braving the cold together! With Liz Adams inspiring the cause- Sleeping out for her 5th year in a row! Together we raised $6,996!

 
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Gustav Metzger

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Thank You for Destroying Conventional Ideas – with Action

Here’s to a life of getting off your passive!

Thank you, Gustav, for an inspired life of activist action – an inspiration for generations and one we need today to live up to.

Thanks to The New York Times for an insightful article on his life and work.

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Fletcher Free For You And Me

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Our friends at the Fletcher Free Library opened their first exhibit to an excited and enthusiastic crowd. 

 

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The “Exploring Human Origins” exhibit – a fascinating presentation from the Smithsonian was opened with comments from Mayor Miro Weinberger, and our new Fletcher Free director, Mary Danko.
 
This exhibit is the first of many to come – sharing knowledge and learning within our diverse community from the inspiring team at the Fletcher Free Library. The exhibit will be up until March 17th, 2017 – don’t miss it!

 
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We are very proud to have the new Fletcher Free Library identity we created with them exhibited as well!