Principled approach to design

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / September 22, 2021

https://www.archdaily.com/968538/los-angeles-wildfires-and-adaptive-design-greg-kochanowski-on-creating-new-futures?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily%20List&kth=5,861,455 Here we will find a unique example of how essential it is to acquire the widest, most holistic knowledge possible, establish a set of principles – vision, mission – and practice them in all our activities. Knowing that any field we individually work in is already too vast for one person. Collective intelligence develops […]

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A Podcast on “Change the Story”

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / May 4, 2021

William “Bill” Cleveland (Center for the Study of Art and Community) was kind enough to interview me on his podcast “Change the Story”. Was great looking back to my teaching days when I traveled the South teaching poetry in urban and rural communities. For over 30 years I taught poetry as an act of liberation, […]

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By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / April 14, 2021

CLICK HERE TO READ A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARIANNE AND JEAN-MARIE AROUND HER RESIDENCY AT THE GIBBES GALLERY For the TINYisPOWERFUL collective to be viable, it needs to keep in close contact with its outside partners and supporters. This is the purpose of our NEWSLETTER and of the TINYisPOWERFUL website.  A lot of the work though, takes […]

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“Black History Month” by Darryl Wellington

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / March 16, 2021

A reading/performance for Black History Month 2021 by Darryl Wellington

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In Memory of Jim Campbell

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / February 2, 2021

IN MEMORY OF JIM CAMPBELL Early this January 30th, early morning – La’Shea texts: “James Campbell has passed on to be an ancestor. RIP” – Pam echoes: “… It like a whole library of knowledge is gone …” Right away, my mind races for a spontaneous eulogy. Here it is: Pam, the library you are […]

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By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 25, 2021

FROM JEAN-MARIE, The following is an exercise in approaching a body of artwork by one of TINYisPOWERFUL’s members, Morgan Kinne, as she presents it at Redux until the end of this month. First, Morgan and I had two long meetings at the gallery. I already knew the work but we had never had a professional […]

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PART OF OUR HISTORY: No Coke, but free-flowing community. At a beloved Charleston cafe, it’s part of the art.

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / January 25, 2021


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How to approach Shared Ownership policies, one project at a time

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / December 23, 2020

This document is based on TINYisPOWERFUL (TiP) values as outlined in its mission & vision (www.tinyispowerful.com/about-us/), as well as four conversations by the TiP Circle of Advisors (Summer and fall 2020). We believe that ART & TINY BUSINESS are nimble, adaptable, profitable, for the people and that BELONGING means celebrating many histories and cultures. That […]

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About G&M French Café’s outdoor permit from Charleston County

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / December 15, 2020

Letter about G&M French Café’s outdoor permit from Charleston County from Jean-Marie Mauclet & Gwylene Gallimard, founders of Fast & French / G & M French Café Read about the history of Fast & French and the ongoing call for maintaining their outdoor seating, how you can support and empower this Charleston business, and sustaining […]

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Family Art Lessons — Some Thoughts about Why

By Abetterbusinessxabb@gmail.com / August 6, 2020

Because the summer I learned to make books I could not imagine anything else. Because, as Paulus Berensohn says, when you open the cover of your journal, you are in soul’s kitchen. Because envisioning is a powerful tool, and journal practice is a visioning tool. Because what if the very act of envisioning the world […]

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