The Familiar Strangers Project
Creating stronger communities through new relationships
Familiar strangers, we all have them – people we see regularly in our daily routines, but don’t know. Maybe it’s at the market, the bus stop, on the train, in the elevator, or at the food truck. Chances are, if your routines cross paths on a regular basis, you also have other commonalities.
The Familiar Stranger Project is an experiment to connect people who share similar routines, and see what results. The next time you see someone who you don’t know, but have seen at least two or more times before, introduce yourself. Comment on how your paths seem to cross (without being creepy about it!), and tell them about the Familiar Strangers Project. The next time you see them, you can address them by name, building community one step at a time.