The Basics

Collision Works creates spaces that bring people together and uses personal stories to build empathy; helping people reflect on themselves as individuals, reflect together as a city, and collectively tell new narratives to share with a broader audience.  The result is resilient communities. 

This community development project consists of a public event space, collaborative work areas, a mentoring program, and a future 46-room hotel made of recycled shipping containers. It is founded on a hybrid profit/non-profit mixed-use model and designed for sustainability.

The project is founded by Shel Kimen who has for nearly 20 years helped organizations find new ways to learn about and engage people and culture, including work for some of the worlds largest and most beloved brands. Download her bio.

Non-profit programs

The Hotel

Press / Media

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