Ottawa is a city of immense possibility, with diverse sectors, dynamic neighborhoods, and a growing sense of civic engagement and collaboration. As the city seeks new forums for innovation, the arts community is establishing its place as a natural hub for collaborative, restorative learning. It is important to me, as a practitioner, to be deeply rooted within my neighborhood and city, invested in its growth, and nurturing of its development. Alongside a group of local partners, I am seeking out opportunities to create space for Ottawa communities to know themselves and each other through artistic play, not with the singular goal of prescribing solutions, but with an understanding that change begins with building relationship. And relationship grows through seeing, hearing and knowing one another.