The Trust Project weaves together reflections on community life in Kensington and Harrowgate. A crowd-sourced poem captures memories, observations, and thoughts on what makes these neighborhoods special. Lifted into the sky, the poem casts colorful shadows on the ground below, while encouraging Harrowgate Park visitors to look up and out from their immediate surroundings.
The Trust Project was guided by the need to acknowledge the challenges faced and strengths demonstrated by Kensington and Harrowgate communities. Despite difficult conversations about public space, belonging and care that have put some residents at odds with one another, a sense of mutual support prevails between neighbors.
In Spring 2021 the Community Advisory Board co-designed events and activations around the Trust Project. Advisory gatherings allowed for continued reflection on the meaning of trust between community members, and the role of public art in these neighborhoods. These meetings also led to the creation of a series of Little Libraries stewarded by community members across Kensington.
Creative Resilience Collective
Friends of Harrowgate Park
Harrowgate Civic Association
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This project is funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and is a part of the Kensington Wellness Initiative, funded by the Hummingbird Foundation through the Mural Arts Program.