This past February, our very own Jane Gray Morris gave a presentation on Portland placemaking initiatives to kickstart a series of conversations about community engagement in the snowy city of Montreal!
This blog post, entitled Power of Place, was written to capture the event and inspire excitement for initiatives to grow and take hold. Thanks to Michelle Holliday for putting this together!
“And still, we are completely unprepared for the moment when Jane Gray Morris of Portland, Oregon’s City Repair project sits unassumingly in front of us and gently cracks open our hearts. She shows us that our public lives could be filled with powerful moments of creating beauty together. Of learning across generations. Of caring for life in all its glorious forms. Of economy and efficiency infused naturally with art and love and whimsy. She takes us on a tour of “the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible,” as Charles Eisenstein puts it. It’s almost too much to bear. “