EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO CREATE VIBRANT, LIVABLE CITIES THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PLACEMAKING, AND DESIGN THINKING.

Pauselab partners with local communities to listen and learn, working together to create narratives that express the reality of what is but also point to what might be. In collaboration, we deeply engage the social, cultural, environmental, and economic character of a city to truly get to know the people and the landscape. This information is then shared to generate empathy and support effective decision making.

Beyond this, we believe in the power of creative projects that turn ideas into reality, directly addressing community need.  Whether a publication that engages residents about issues of hunger, a mural that allows people to see the urban watershed, or a series of public art projects that mitigates the impact of urban redevelopment, Pauselab initiates projects as a way of bringing people together and accomplishing something real in their cities. Through this process, we develop leadership and spur the imagination of residents, making them active participants in shaping the future of their cities.


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You don't have to be a philanthropist to make a financial contribution to Pauselab.  In fact, we consider even the smallest donation vital to our work. Your support will have a huge impact on your own community. 

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Do you share our passion for working with communities? One way to get involved is to share your time and energy.  Whether attending an event or spending a bit of time sharing information online, you can make an impact. Let us know how you would like to get involved by clicking not the contact link below. 

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