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Burning Love Project

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#BurningLove Project is an immersive participatory installation designed to help people feel, participate in, and co-create the ritual of love through deep sensory experiences - involving storytelling in virtual reality (VR), activity participation, and co-design. For more info, visit www.burningloveproject.com

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Burning Love Project

  1. 1. what is love? #BurningLove Project https://www.burningloveproject.com/
  2. 2. This journey began in August of 2016.
  3. 3. Even here, we met lonely people who were desperate to connect, but didn’t know how.
  4. 4. loneliness could reach epidemic proportions by 2030
  5. 5. #BurningLove Project is an immersive participatory installation designed to help people feel, participate in, and co-create the ritual of love through deep sensory experiences - involving storytelling in virtual reality (VR), activity participation, and co-design. So, we created…
  6. 6. “The first step to take is to become aware that love is an art, just as living is an art; if we want to learn how to love, we must proceed in the same way we have to proceed, if we want to learn any other art.” – Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
  7. 7. • Love is a Practice enabled by structure of trust and support to practice vulnerability • Attune to present moment, bodily sensations, personal actions and reactions of others • Free from fear, but not from responsibility • Create spaces where truth can be spoken without judgement and without fear FROM OUR RESEARCH
  8. 8. We came back in 2017 with #BurningLove.
  9. 9. LOVE AS A PRACTICE
  10. 10. WHAT IS LOVE?
  11. 11. WHAT MATTERS MOST Unconditional Acceptance Reciprocity Hope
  12. 12. “Love is that sensation, that place and time in which that other makes you whole, because you are accepted as you are. Period.” “Love is everything, love can defeat negative energy.” “Love is the continued connection to the people around you… which forms community, respect, and compassion for everything around.”
  13. 13. Paramedic cuts ‘frequent callers’ emergency department visits by 90% simply by meeting them for a coffee and a chat
  14. 14. Paramedic cuts ‘frequent callers’ emergency department visits by 90%“If you are armed with a high level of emotional intelligence… and ask people “what matters to them” you can make a difference to people who need a hand up in life.” - Rhian Monteith
  15. 15. You try this! Share your lollipop & lemon moments with your loved ones for the next week Lollipop is a positive moment Lemon is when something is not going well
  16. 16. Make sure to ask : “Is there anything I can do to support you? “ after they share their lemon moment Lemon is when something is not going well
  17. 17. Love's capacity to nourish, heal and do good is deeply wired into our biology, and into ways of relating to others in communities - helping to foster greater resilience. Edmonton Awake Community
  18. 18. JOIN THE MOVEMENT – www.burningloveproject.com Ksenia Benifand & Joe Lang

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