Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tonight, I went waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone and presented at an event held by Works Progress, called Give & Take. It is a monthly event that mixes socializing with short presentations and interactive games and endeavors to create a supportive environment of learning from one another. I presented with Emily Lloyd about our respective neighborhood projects: Emily's, 6 Words Minneapolis and my, Minneapolis 81. I accomplished my main goal of letting everyone know my excitement for learning about all 81 Minneapolis neighborhoods from people who live and work in those neighborhoods. My favorite part of the presentation was showing photos I've taken on my self-guided tours of different neighborhoods to see if they could name the neighborhood. I'll post those photos below so you can test yourself! My only regret of the evening is that I didn't have an example tour to walk through. It also would have been great to showcase my yet to be developed website and fledgling Twitter stream dedicated to the project (@mpls81).
We presented first, which was great because I was able to be completely present for the rest of the evening which included Peter Schilling (covers sports for City Pages and author of "The End of Baseball") on the Art of Heckling and Maggie Ryan Sanford on Why Dolphins are Badass. Both presentations were entertaining and informative and would have been tough acts to follow, so again, glad we went first!
Because the evening involves fun ways to socialize with others whom I didn't know previously, I met some great people from Springboard for the Arts, Downtown Network, and Weber Shandwick. I am glad to know about Works Progress and look forward to attending their events throughout the year.
Name the Minneapolis Neighborhood
Below are a few of the slides from our presentation. We paired a few of my photos with 6 word memoirs obtained for 6 Words Minneapolis. Click on the photo for the answer (title of photo on Flickr).
I attempted my first 365 photo project in 2011. I made it to Day 246.
The Nivens Family