By Made By Us teammate, Kaz Brecher

A Non-Binary Approach to History?

As arguments are made about whether our nation is defined by 1619 or 1776, those of us committed to sharing a more complete picture of our history know it’s both — and historical thinking is anything but a binary exercise. The truth is…


Thoughts from Made By Us teammate, Kaz Brecher

To power a better tomorrow, it’s never been more important to harness lessons from the past. History has been unevenly written and unevenly shared, but even if we never arrive at a singular “truth” or telling of our story, it is our…


By Made By Us teammate, Kaz Brecher

To power a better tomorrow, it’s never been more important to harness lessons from the past. History has been unevenly written and unevenly shared, but even if we never arrive at a singular “truth” or telling of our story, it is our aim…


“I wonder if one could tell the difference between flying and falling if there was nothing to crash into?” asked artist Richard Stine. It became one of my favorite questions when I discovered his work more than two decades ago.

Context matters, as do expectations and our ideas about “normal”…


By Made By Us teammate, Kaz Brecher

To power a better tomorrow, it’s never been more important to harness lessons from the past. History has been unevenly written and unevenly shared, but even if we never arrive at a singular “truth” or telling of our story, it is our aim…


In the early days of Curious Catalyst, I penned a post on why empathy is the only literacy that matters at the height of the coding education frenzy. Three years later, and I am even more profoundly convinced that without cultivating our capacity for empathy, we are doomed. And I’m…


Woman. American. Jew. Scientist. Innovator, Daughter, Storyteller, Digital Strategist, Auntie, Creative Technologist, Coffee Addict…the list goes on. I was trained as a Resident Assistant in an all-freshman dorm in college in methods to help us connect with the diverse young men and women who would be surviving the heady transition…


Spoiler Alert: I’ll be referring to specifics from across all six seasons of the series throughout this post.

When I tell people that I have become obsessed with The Walking Dead, I get one of two responses: disbelief, because I don’t seem like someone who would watch a show so…


Despite research showing clear links between food insecurity and lower socio-economic status, chronic health problems, depression and reduced educational outcomes, urban food deserts persist. Myriad efforts have emerged and there are hints of promise at a neighborhood level, but these efforts are often disconnected, leaving many deeper issues out of…


What am I doing here? Head spinning from an intense week during the penultimate module of the inaugural THNK Class in Vancouver, working on the Future of Capitalism, I fly home through LA and, less than 24 hours later, I find myself sitting in a cab heading into a residential…

Kaz Brecher

A Curious Catalyst. THNK Faculty. Story matters more than medium, but pick the right one & use the right words, images, & interfaces, the right people hear it.

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