The Garden of Change
There are many intricate relationships and interactions that need to happen to create the changes we want. Some changes are small, but ripple outwards to have a larger impact overtime. Some actions require repetition and/or contributions from others to have an effect. Some changes are easier to see more than others - they happen in formal and informal ways amongst individuals and systems.
We’ve tried for years to put our Theory of Change into words that would adequately capture all these kinds of changes. Creating social change is a complicated but beautiful process. We never felt satisfied with our documents and tables.
So ultimately, we decided art was the best medium and a garden was the best analogy to illustrate this complicated beautiful process!