Mosaic the City Community Unity Society
~ A Community Development Programme ~
The idea of Mosaic
the City is to bring the people of a neighborhood or community
together, by creating a common thread, the mosaic project. Shylene
saw this as a way to take down the walls, open communications and
work toward social change in the community.
the City Mapping Project offers communities an opportunity
to join a common thread to the next neighborhood or community. The
sharing of ideas and resources will lead to a city wide Mosaic trail.
After the completion of a few projects a path will be formed, this
path will be mapped and each project will be connected to the next.
Eventually, after many years of projects the map will extend to
all of Victorian Communities. All being linked through community
With in each project we hope to give participants the opportunity
to learn and share with one another. Creating a working environment
that encourages communication between elders and youth, cultures
and life styles, ages and sex. While all the time creating art that
will become part of each person's history and the history of their
neighborhood, community, and town.
Project participants will design and build the entire project from
beginning to end. Some of the projects will be inviting people to
bring their own recycled treasures to add to the mosaics, and encourage
a "use what you have" approach. While others will create
outside stone garden mosaics or fix a neighbourhood eye sore with
Each project will be made to suit the organization, group or neighbourhood
that leads the project. Each project also encourages participation
through volunteering, contra sponsorship and/or cash donations.
These projects will allow all who want to participate the ability
to give what you can. We believe that if everyone gives a little
we all gain a lot.
Why should you participate in a Mosaic the City project?
A better question is "why not"?