Hi.  I'm Phoebe.  I'm an architect, and you can see some of the buildings I've designed here, but Objects of Conversation is about something else.  It's about the skills that make designers good at what we do.  It's about how we might apply those skills to solve bigger problems.  Things that are even more complicated than buildings like climate change, income inequality, and polarization.  It's about synthesis.  About bringing people together to talk.  About a shared vocabulary of things and their meaning.  About empathy.  It's about objects and conversations.  Listening, facilitation and joy.  It's about stories.  About the stories behind the things we make.  Because it's hard to capture the process and a good building doesn't necessarily photograph well, but bears witness to - and enables - a lot of living...