We presented an update on the project to our wonderful Steering Group today. It had been six weeks since we last met with them so there was huge amounts of work to share – our Street and Scheduled Conversations, exhibition, Love the City – Out Loud volunteer group, and the work on mapping to date. The work received a wonderful reception, with great regard for the quantity and quality of work the team had produced in the last six weeks. There was also a real sense of the importance and value of this way of working, especially given the hard times which Dublin and Ireland is facing. A number of Albert Einstein quotes got to the essence of a discussion on where we were as a nation and why this project needs to happen – “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” and “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. This validation is reflective of both the amount of work the team produced, the quality of presentation by team members, and the projects validity, meeting and exceeding expectations, and finally the belief that we are one of the agents of greater change that has to happen in the City.