Emotional Value Auction
Designed by Experience Broker, Adriane Herman, an Emotional Value Auction is a participatory witnessed exchange grounded in reciprocity. No money changes hands; written statements of interest and desire supplant financial bids, foregrounding other metrics of value. Capitalizing on the power of witnessing to release blocks and facilitate letting go, Emotional Value Auctions will be held at affordable senior housing facilities, Bayview Heights (Portland), Fay Garman House (Peaks Island), and Westrum House (Topsham). Authentic written expression and shared vulnerability will be rewarded, with young new Mainers being paid to draw items being auctioned, providing mementos for releasers who may opt to bestow their belongings on those whose written bids who moved them most.