Coffee is on-hand and the enthusiasm is contagious as we start ZURBwired 2013 with continental breakfast, fresh green t-shirts and an icebreaker.
Icebreakers are more than fun group activities — they build trust and familiarity while getting us in the mood to do all sorts of creative work. ZURBians Ghaida and Elysse are leading today’s session. Everyone has five minutes to draw — appropriately enough — their dream houses. With such a creative group, it’s no wonder we’re seeing all sorts of dwellings, including:
Volunteer Engineer John Madhavan-Reese’s straw bale yurt
Design Intern Geoff’s two-story house mounted to a van
A habitable jellyfish by Safe-at-Home Program Manager Lily
Oops… One minor glitch just caught us off-guard. Jon’s computer went to sleep before he could break us into our six groups.
Update: Luckily Jon is our resident cyborg, and recovered quickly. The groups are:
Fed, caffeinated, and excited, we’re hurrying into our groups, each with a specific goal that will support Rebuilding Together Peninsula’s mission and 25th anniversary. They’re off to brainstorm sessions.