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What: Promote positive conversation between strangers
Why: People are usually rude to each other
How: Ask them to write something and leave on a box
When: April, 9th, 2011
Where: Washington Square, New York

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Share your Umbrella

Yesterday it was raining all day long. A very good opportunity to try a different thing: When I took a walk around my neighborhood with a very big umbrella, I kept asking people that I saw that didn’t have how to protect themselves from the rain if they wanted to share my umbrella.

As usual, some of them were really suspicious and would rather stay wet. Others (the minority) timidly accepted. A good way to help others without spending a penny!

Please Disturb

Unfortunately, I don’t know who my neighbors are. If I ever need anything, I’m not sure if I would ask them to help me, even though they live 4 ft away.  Thinking about it, Candy Chang, an artist now based at New Orleans, developed these ‘Neighbor Doorknob Hanger‘ where you can state if you have anything to share or you need, with the people that live in the same building as you.

Very simple and effective and nice!