“You have to put your oxygen mask on first.” That’s familiar advice to most of us. Setting boundaries or limits is a practical way of ensuring you have the resources or reserves to manifest more of what you want in the world. It’s an acknowledgement of our finite being. In this Sip Session, we’ll consider an alternative to setting this type of boundary and explore the possibilities of accessing our infinite being and, if we remain open, the abundance that comes from committing to a state of “radical yes”.

Join Richard as he shares his professional and life experiences in a context where everything is personal—and possible—and work with him through the obstacles to overcome on the journey to infinite being.

About Richard

Richard Hollant is the founder of CO:LAB, a strategy and design firm partnering to strengthen community and dismantle inequitable systems. He is the founder of Free Center, a community support center and engagement incubator in “The Forgotten Corner” of Hartford. He leads the Commission on Cultural Affairs in Hartford and is a national board member of AIGA, the professional design association, where he chairs Governance, Design for Democracy, and advices the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. He teaches “Wonder and Crisis: Ethics at the Intersection of Creativity and Community,” at Nomad MFA, an interdisciplinary program at University of Hartford.

Richard’s design and photography are in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress and have been featured in traveling exhibitions and museums. He is a Graphic Design USA “People to Watch” alumnus and was recognized by Fast Company as one of eleven design leaders “moving the world forward” through their work. He writes a song a week—usually about places—he just finished a Texas series and is working on one about New York. He’s a part of the culture critic team for WNPR’s program, “The Nose,” with Colin McEnroe

Reminder: Bring an open mind and an open heart. And have a favorite beverage on-hand to enjoy a virtual toast!


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Photography by Mike Marques


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