three critical, community dialogues around phones, apps + social media platforms
The work we do has increasingly crept into personal spaces, leaving us all wondering if work-life balance can really exist. This is felt especially hard for those of us whose work takes place exclusively on our phones. Join us for a workshop examining the phone as an environment we live and work within and our relationships to the social media platforms we use increasingly in both our personal and professional lives.
Our second event will revolve around business and will open with a discussion facilitated by Mandy Lancia of The Glossary with guest speakers Amanda McLemore of Baguette & Butter and Elizabeth Leipold and Maureen McClure of Scratch Goods. We will be discussing the use of our devices in running a business, how to stay connected while being able to disconnect, how phones have provided opportunity and access, and the ability for the internet to empower our businesses.
Participants will then share their own relationships to phones + social media and bring one small object that helps them cultivate an offline practice of joy (for example, a book, a set of watercolors, a ball of yarn) to exchange. We’ll have a group conversation about how our relationship to these objects is different than our relationship to our phones, and then pair off to exchange objects with each other, encouraging deeper dialogue with a conversation partner.