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Say hi to a stranger.
Discover one thing you
have in common with them.
while we’re waiting…
building community:
who / how / why
@ninaksimon
building community:
who / how / why
Say hi to a stranger.
Discover one thing you
have in common with them.
geography
geography identity
geography identity affinity
geography
santacruzmah.org
identity
median
income:
$63,000
78% white,
19% latino
affinity
culturally curious
active & creative
nontraditional arts
participants
62,000
17,000 (2011)
62,000
52,000
62,000
52,000
2,500
building community:
who / how / why
There are two kinds of social
capital: bonding and bridging.
Bonding occurs when you are
socializing with people who are l...
bonding
bridging
Self-destruction of diversity is
caused by success, not by failure.
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of
Great American Citi...
building community:
who / how / why
The average scientist, so far as I
can make out, spends almost all his
time working on problems which he
believes will not...
your turn
@ninaksimon
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY
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Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY

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"Community building" is not an abstraction. WHO are we talking about? HOW do we build? WHY do it?

A talk given at the AAM 2015 conference by Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

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Building Community in Museums - WHO / HOW / WHY

  1. 1. Say hi to a stranger. Discover one thing you have in common with them. while we’re waiting…
  2. 2. building community: who / how / why @ninaksimon
  3. 3. building community: who / how / why
  4. 4. Say hi to a stranger. Discover one thing you have in common with them.
  5. 5. geography
  6. 6. geography identity
  7. 7. geography identity affinity
  8. 8. geography santacruzmah.org
  9. 9. identity median income: $63,000 78% white, 19% latino
  10. 10. affinity culturally curious active & creative nontraditional arts participants
  11. 11. 62,000 17,000 (2011)
  12. 12. 62,000 52,000
  13. 13. 62,000 52,000 2,500
  14. 14. building community: who / how / why
  15. 15. There are two kinds of social capital: bonding and bridging. Bonding occurs when you are socializing with people who are like you. Bridging occurs with people who are not like you. Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone (1995)
  16. 16. bonding
  17. 17. bridging
  18. 18. Self-destruction of diversity is caused by success, not by failure. Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961)
  19. 19. building community: who / how / why
  20. 20. The average scientist, so far as I can make out, spends almost all his time working on problems which he believes will not be important and he also doesn't believe that they will lead to important problems. Richard Hamming, You and Your Research (1986)
  21. 21. your turn @ninaksimon

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