Director, El Otro Lado; Faculty

Chrissie Orr is the co-founder of El Otro Lado in the Schools, and the co-founder of the Living Story Collaborative. Both programs engage story and its transformative powers to cultivate connection and belonging, strengthen community capacity, and renew our guiding narratives in this time of radical transitions. As a member of the faculty, she facilitates various programs and workshops that explore the intersections between the arts, collective story making, leadership and social action.

Chrissie is internationally recognized for her pioneering work in community-based art projects and has been honored locally with a Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. She is a founder of the SeedBroadcast Collective, a mobile broadcasting station that examines the interconnections between people, seeds and agri-culture through the performance, listening, and sharing of stories, resources, and seeds.

Posts by Chrissie Orr

Yes! Magazine article: El Otro Lado with Aaron Stern and Chrissie Orr

Oct 26, 2016

Living Story: Story in Times of Change

Nov 09, 2015

El Otro Lado in Schools

Mar 25, 2015

Connected Events

Exploring the Stories We Live By

What sits between the words: Listening and Sharing

The Power of Story

Reconnecting to the Stories of Our Lives

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