What happens if you crowd source a new holiday? In Regards to your Local holiday was a relational facilitation that began simply as a note posted on social media inviting strangers to engage in conversation about what would constitute an ideal exchange and I would facilitate this exchange. A small list of criteria was born from the conversation:
- A Picnic
- A Gong
On a beautiful day in spring 200 strangers met in Boulder’s Central Park. I hit a gong to signify the beginning of 15 minute-long embrace between the participants. At 15 minutes I hit the gong again, signaling the beginning of the mass picnic.
The event lasted 8 hours total as the event took on a life of it’s own.