ENCOUNTER is a new model that helps connect the classroom to the outside world and the outside world to the classroom. We transform the built environment through projects that are designed, built, maintained and exhibited by local talent. We use simulation and virtualization to look at complex ecosystems. We believe in healthy communities that thrive, sustain & resist.

We are open to people of all ages and experience; at meetings people find like-minded partners, give presentations, share resources and dive into group activities. Our members come from a spectrum of fields, such as community development, criminal justice & environmental activism. Some have thriving businesses, others are pioneering new concepts–all are welcome!

–Meet our members through Video–

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