Look like the solution, not the problem

Bill Strickland made a center that treats people like human beings and uses beauty as a key principle in supporting their work evolution.

Watch his TED talk and you'll hear things like this:

  • "My view is that if you want to involve yourself in the lives of people who have been given up on, you have to look like the solution, not the problem."
  • "I think that welfare mothers deserve a fountain."
  • "I built this building, and as you can see, it has world-class art... everywhere your eye turns, there is something beautiful looking back at you... In my view, it is this kind of world that can redeem the soul of poor people."