Activating brings people together to share food, stories, art, experience and histories; it enables neighbors to share, to learn, and to organize. By activating a public place, a platform is created for cultural, physical, and political changes that can revitalize neighborhoods, improve infrastructure and bring economic benefits to residents. Residents, alongside artists and designers can investigate, strengthen, and share the community's unique history; engage in the development of a physical and social framework for cultural activities; and plan for the renewal and growth of the neighborhood.