TEXT INTERVENTIONS > Reciprocal If Sometimes Still Asymmetrical

"Reciprocal If Sometimes Still Asymmetrical" was installed in September, 2010 in the main stairwell of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA.

This text intervention took the form of a poem that could be read in either direction while ascending or descending the stairs. One line of the poem appeared on the landings between each floor.

The poem read as follows:

the syncopation of our movements finds us here once again
sharing a communication reciprocal if sometimes still asymmetrical
inviting us each to an excellence not dependent on exceptionalism
an honesty that opens space and nourishes courage
no longer a nagging sense that connection is ever elsewhere