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Like the lovely Maria in the classic movie, Sound of Music, let's unite a family/community by sharing creative audio through loud speakers installed all over the city. A monitored public speech platform that local mainstream radio stations host.

Like the lovely Maria in the classic movie, Sound of Music, let's unite a family/community by sharing creative audio through loud speakers installed all over the city. A monitored public speech platform that local mainstream radio stations host.

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Imagine a museum, food/craft market and tour guide booth mashed together to make a culture haven. Local youth tour guides leave from here, give a tour of their city, come back, debrief then pair up with the local elderly to further host tourists.

Imagine a museum, food/craft market and tour guide booth mashed together to make a culture haven. Local youth tour guides leave from here, give a tour of their city, come back, debrief then pair up with the local elderly to further host tourists.

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The most daily exercise we get is in transition from destinations. 3D art installations that provoke creative physical movement can initiate interaction: people to people / people to space. Activation that leads to unity and networking.

The most daily exercise we get is in transition from destinations. 3D art installations that provoke creative physical movement can initiate interaction: people to people / people to space. Activation that leads to unity and networking.

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Shaona commented on Healthy marketplaces in Haiti

Hey Carla,

Please do keep me informed on PSI Haiti marketplaces project. An effective way to restore pride in a community. Very much interested in your idea's growth. I think I've found you on LinkedIn so will inbox my email add. Looking forward to keeping in touch.

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Shaona commented on Healthy marketplaces in Haiti

Happy new year Carla!

"... but Haiti is a drama queen - even the most straightforward tasks tend to be comically convoluted to implement." Well put.

From what I've heard and seen, Jacmel is more orderly compared to PAP. My team went to a village in the Jacmel area for a Cholera outreach session in Dec 2010. The doctor on our team worked with the lead figure of this village to round up the whole community and move forward with a meeting that happened with not much forewarning. Assisting on site, what amazed me most was how quickly he got his people together into a small space and how attentively everyone listened. Naturally, there was curiosity from here say and health concerns that grabbed this group of nearly 50 people but I truly believe all was so orderly because of respect and trust within that leader and family of people.

Because the government is unreliable when it comes to space allocation, management and control of, the duty is on the people. When trust is built in a community that grows together there is more chance of order. The tent camp near our base was a family of families that all looked out for each other. There are probably extreme circumstances that could prove otherwise but in day to day interaction, there was a lot of respect in interaction. I think belief in the power of trust in lead community members would help create order, especially with a point system enforcing rule and regulations that gives vendors an incentive to 'do better'.

With so many NGOs in Haiti, with a variety of short and long term projects, the people of Haiti rely heavily on foreign support for help. This is not the Haitian peoples fault. NGOs can do a better job supporting locals' needs and letting locals lead by learning from then carrying out independently. Locals leading will help self-implement structure, without leaning so much on NGOs (I visited the Millennium Villages site, thanks for sharing the project).

The question posed (in CONTROL paragraph): "How do we control other vendors from coming in and over-crowding the marketplace"? I feel this will come with pride and order once a market place starts to restructure. The people of the market would function daily more like a family and protect their pride, efforts and business (Even for maintenance concerns that are brought to light in space and management). A feeling that comes from within.

There are logistics that would definitely have to be figured out, for sanitary disposal of trash, etc. (could be part of the overall point system to provide motivation to). Plenty more to think about. And I for surely will be. Thanks for getting all of these thoughts flowing!

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Shaona commented on Creative Trail to Unite Point A and Point B

Thanks Kyle, would be really neat to experience! Your summary of "the city as an interactive canvas" is visually tasty!