I’m coming to the retreat because my colleagues and I at Open Museum <www.openmuseum.org> are wrangling day in and out with the question of collaborative creativity. We are trying to build what we hope will become a performance venue for creatives and a destination and resource for enthusiasts of the arts, culture, history, natural history, … your choice of content.
During the retreat, I hope to stretch my conception of an adequate exhibit by working with people from diverse backgrounds who share an interest in design. I am lured by its unconventional format. Although I must admit to being a bit nervous, perhaps because of my age, the retreat approach appeals to my hippy heart; I built shanties and ate with chopsticks during college in the 80’s and did a bunch of eclectic “stuff”: <http://www.heritance.org/people.html#maureen> before 2001, when I moved to France to live on a barge with my spouse and three children.
We moved back to rural Vermont in 2006, when I founded “Heritance”: <www.heritance.org>, a non-profit that promotes Open Museum practices. In fall 2008, Heritance decided to shift its program focus to a collaborative internet project, Open Museum.