To share the skills and expertise of over 200 people working on social innovation projects in the CSI building.
In 2010, Improbable Connections brought together Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) and the artist and writer Sheila Heti. The starting point was how to share the skills and expertise of over 200 people working on social innovation projects in the CSI building. Exchange networks and collaboration projects already existed, but these were from specific projects and not at the level of the entire Centre.
An initial meeting to determine the desires and wishes of particular groups of people brought to light the importance of “in-between spaces” and the desire to locate the project in one such “in-between space”.
The proposal by Sheila, which is currently being developed, was that a group of CSI workers develop a new edition of the I Ching (a Chinese oracle book whose name signifies “Book of Changes”) as a tool for people working on long-term projects.