Silent Connections

Thu Oct 20 2022 at 07:15 pm to 08:30 pm

Casa de Luz Village, Synergy Room | Austin

The Virtual Village
Publisher/HostThe Virtual Village
Silent Connections
Shhhh... connect w strangers turned friends thru a series of silent activities - open up your minds & hearts while keeping a zip on the lip!
About this Event
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Nowadays we rely so heavily on verbal communication that it has become our crutch – our main way to try and understand each other; we forget the importance of observing, feeling and being silent together.

Connect with strangers turned friends through a series of silent activities that will open up your minds and hearts while keeping a zip on the lip!

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Where: Casa de Luz, Synergy Room, 1701 Toomey Rd Austin, TX 78704

Cost: ATX premier special $49 (also accepting payments via venmo)

Bring: h20, an open mind & heart, and a friend!

Note: Doors will close at 7:20pm. No exceptions.

What are people saying about Silent Connections:

"I don’t like staring people in the eyes so the eye gazing was really out of my comfort zone. And when I did it, it was awkward and uncomfortable but then it got better. It felt really nice, actually. I felt like I mattered.”

“I’m from Sweden, so it’s hard for me to always express myself in English. And during this experience, I felt like I didn’t have to try, I could just be me.”

“When we talk, I feel like I want to outrun the awkwardness and try to be charming. I felt like in silence, we all start in awkwardness together and there’s no where to go but to charming”

“By the end, I felt more connected to these strangers than some of my closest friends!”

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About The Virtual Village facilitator:

Marie Applegate-Swanson is an experience and behavior designer. She elicits and leverages awe, wonder, play and curiosity for personal, community and organizational transformations.

As a student at the International School of Manila in the Philippines, she witnessed and experienced deep connections that celebrated yet transcended religious, national, and cultural differences - this is at the heart of her work. Throughout her career, she's had the honor of working alongside a diverse group of folks to catalyze transformation, including CEOs of global corporations, formerly-incarcerated folks, kids, government officials, serial founders, artists, attorneys, world-renowned scientists, NYT best-selling authors, students, and educators.

Select clients she's worked with: Stanford, City of San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, [ freespace ], Asian Art Museum, San Francisco State University, Bloomberg, and more.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Casa de Luz Village, Synergy Room, 1701 Toomey Road, Austin, United States


USD 49.00

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