ALERT LINE
Building Cultural Prosperity | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Building Cultural Prosperity | Stanford Social Innovation Review

A few years ago in San Francisco, a charitable landlord granted a group of maverick social innovators access to a 14,000-square-foot warehouse in one of the city’s less desirable neighborhoods for $1 a month. In that shell of a building, they created [freespace], described as “a temporary place for lasting change”—a place for fostering civic innovation, art, learning, and community. [freespace] welcomed anyone who wanted to participate and contribute, including hackers dissatisfied with their dot-com jobs and the homeless people who frequented St. Vincent de Paul’s kitchen next door.

Source: Building Cultural Prosperity | Stanford Social Innovation Review