In this activity participants get to know each other and learn from personal stories and experiences. It is especially suitable for people who would like to get to know each other better.
In advance, participants are asked to bring an item (which, for instance, represents their favourite hobby or something very important in their life) or a photo of their favourite place in their neighbourhood. At the meeting, all participants are asked to introduce their item or photo. Perhaps participants share their hobbies, talents or favourite places. In a next step a “tour” to the different favourite places could be organised, or people could be asked to bring items representing their hobbies or talents (e.g. a poem, a photo) to one of the next meetings.
The items can be displayed on the floor or a big table or put on a wall so that they can be seen during the meeting.