Principles of Gathering

When we share space, we aspire to do so with the following spirit. Whether resident, Medley employee, friend of a friend, or event host, we gather with:


We are curious about the world, one another, and ourselves. Curiosity is both a desire to understand and an active practice of openness to the unexpected.


We entertain ideas, experiences, and tensions with a playful attitude.


We’re considerate of how parts and wholes interrelate. We take responsibility both for our individuality and our commonality.


We cultivate ‘host energy’ — the knack for sensing and caring for group needs. We notice an empty water glass at the table and fill it, we invite a person who’s been quietly waiting for space to participate in conversation. We make people feel at home.