Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andrea Moore
As a creative, Andrea Moore can't be categorized: She works in words and action, embracing poetry, performance, photography, visual art and the less definable art of self-discovery -- not just as a form of expression, but as a way of helping others. Working with the Wayfaring Band, the organization she co-founded, Moore animates self-actualization among members of the special-needs community and other marginalized groups through experiential voyages; she also works with at-risk youth through programs like PlatteForum. What propels this proactive, people-friendly dynamo? Read her 100CC questionnaire below to learn more.
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Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
Andrea Moore: I love the great polymaths of history: They weren't burdened by the need to choose only one thing to be. It wasn't considered incongruous for Leonardo da Vinci to be a painter, designer, architect, sculptor, mathematician and more. At heart, he was an innovator, and that creative power seeped out of every pore. I'm also inspired by the practice of innovation, the doing of thinking. Galileo didn't just do his work sitting at a desk: He dropped cannonballs out of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to study the relationship between mass and acceleration. I would love to collaborate with scientists and be jogged out of my complacency about the universe.
Gandhi wasn't initially a man of the people: He was awakened to a life of social activism because of his experiences. He was a London-educated lawyer from a privileged Indian family. As he was exposed to injustice, Gandhi chose to use his privilege as leverage, and he was willing to transform his own life in order to back up his ideas.
And finally, I'd love to collaborate on problem-solving with Willow Rosenberg. Yes, she's fictional, and yes, she's a witch. But difficult problems make her come alive. I think together we could knock pretty much any challenge out of the park.
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