The World Wide Wander is coming to Toronto!
On the afternoon of Sunday, September 22, Karen Ward, the Founder of Curiosity Inc. and Curiosity Global will be leading a Street Wisdom walkshop in the Chinatown and Kensington Market neighbourhoods of Toronto.
What is Street Wisdom? We are so glad you asked! Street Wisdom is a guided three-hour “walkshop” that teaches participants how to use the streets as a creative problem-solving partner. The urban environment is brimming with inspiration, ideas and insight, and most of the time, we hustle right past everything that is on offer. The Street Wisdom walkshop is an invitation to slow down, look around and invite that stimulus into our hearts and minds so we can generate fresh thinking.
How does it work? A Street Wisdom walkshop takes place in three parts.
1 – The Tune-Up. First, your Street Wisdom facilitator will guide you and the rest of the group through a series of easy tune-up exercises so you’re better able to see, hear and engage with the incredible stimulus all around you.
2 – The Quest. Then you’re off on your own individual journey—the Street Wisdom Quest. During your Quest, you will ask the streets a question and see what ideas, insight and answers present themselves. You don’t have to wander far…you’ll be amazed by what you see, learn and experience in a small part of the neighbourhood you’re exploring.
3 – The Debrief. In the final 60 minutes of the experience, all of the walkshop participants gather together again to share what happened, what ideas and insights they gleaned during their Quest. And we always spend time marveling at how magical an ordinary street can become when you really tune into and embrace hidden messages, chance meetings and unexpected discoveries.
In just three hours of wandering and wondering, participants have resolved problems that have dogged them for years, found new business ideas, changed careers, discovered new directions, and learned how to deal differently with life and love.
Who is it for? It is relevant for anyone who has been struggling with a personal issue, trying to figure out what’s next, how to tackle a challenge at work, or seek a creative breakthrough. And once you experience Street Wisdom, you can do it again and again on your own.
What do you bring? An open mind, good walking shoes, clothes suitable for the weather, AND a question you’d like to explore…nothing too big (“What is the meaning of life?”) or too small (“What shall I have for lunch?”) but somewhere in the middle. Bring a question, issue or challenge that would really benefit from some fresh thinking.
Who created Street Wisdom? The Street Wisdom methodology was invented by creative maestro David Pearl in 2013 and developed with the help of business beatnik and fellow author Chris Baréz-Brown. Since then, Street Wisdom has rapidly grown into a global movement. Our mission is to make every street in every city a free source of inspiration for everyone, every single day.
Could I get a sneak peak? You sure can! Click on the short video below to get a wee look at the Street Wisdom experience.
How do I sign up? If you’re intrigued and interested in joining us, please reserve your spot. We have a limited number of tickets for each walkshop so you must reserve in advance.
If you are unable to come at the last minute, please contact us so someone else can participate.
We look forward to seeing you on September 22 at 1:00pm!