Blockwork is Erika Block's project development and consulting venture.
Erika has been creating conversational and collaborative spaces that facilitate storytelling, learning and cultural exchange since 1989.
Her hybrid approach to community building and social media draws from her work as a director, writer, teacher and producer. She's worked with partners from the commercial, non-profit, government and education sectors. She has developed community-centered art and civic dialogue projects that connect people across geographic and demographic boundaries.
She is passionate about facilitating engagement and participation that loops from online connections to face-to-face experience and back again, deepening community relationships and the exchange of ideas. And she works to make the language of new technologies accessible to people who aren’t technologists.
With experience as director, producer, facilitator, fundraiser and marketer, Erika bridges the gap between technical language (and techies!) and people with no technology background who need to focus on getting their work done.
As needed, she partners with technology service providers, helping clients identify needs and develop clear strategies before making decisions about what tools to use.