... architecting hope ...
Kate Mural is the name that I wanted to use as "nom de plume" since college. One of the meanings is explained here.
What's the Mural Institute?
The Mural Institute is the foundation I imagined that I would operate from the funds generate from the as-yet-to-be written nobel prize winning novel. The foundation would focus on social impact by nurturing changemakers and supporting solutions to entrenched problems through user-centered design, funding radical innovations with 50% fail-rate and only projects designed for self-obsolescence or to disintermediate a problem significantly to justify an ongoing enterprise.
In 2007, I decided to invest my in projects and issues that had significant social impact. I dedicated my time, energy, knowledge and effort to clinical ethics, mediation, leadership capacity building with changemakers and social enterprise.
On July 28, 2008, the Mural Institute website launched as a central portfolio to keep track of my passions projects.