Through meaningful, local engagements, intentional activities, and open participation, we believe we can reclaim and reshape the story of a place, be it a neighborhood, community, city block or home. In so doing, we begin to reshape and reclaim our own stories.
We encourage, inspire and facilitate active engagement between people and place. Our work involves:
- Civic, social, and individual engagements with places.
- An understanding and appreciation for the power of personal and communal ceremonies and actions.
- An exchange of energy between people and their physical environment.
When we change (“alter”) the story of a place, we begin the process of reclaiming that place for ourselves and for others. When we reclaim and re-story a place, we make way for the place’s natural resilience, as well as our own, to break through. This folds back into our daily lives in very tangible ways; from how we view our communities and city blocks, to how we view ourselves.Read more>>>
Our work provides an opportunity for people to alter the story they know, and reshape the story into that which they seek to create.
We support groups and individuals as they begin to rebuild the bonds that have been temporarily lost with a place. This encourages the reconnection not only with physical places but also with the emotional needs and inspirited awareness of those who seek these places out for comfort, rest, or simply as a part of their daily lives.
Those who engage with Altar Places include communities, groups, and individuals who understand the symbiotic nature of people and places: as we transform and reshape the places around us, so too we begin to reshape our own lives.
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