By using the blind wall as a public skill share canvas, we hoped this intervention could bring community together.
Interactive Skill Share
Using tools such as phsyco-geographical mapping and dialectical social research we came to understand the pressures on a marginalized communities. Our team examined the neighborhood through the lens of PROPERTY, specifically affordable housing, so that we could offer design opportunities to the NGO, La Union, working with immigrants in the area. Our proposal for Sunset park was to use murals to highlight and give function to the vacant spaces. At a time when vacancy is abundant and homeless is at a record high we visualized the potential of both 2D and 3D that are vacant.
Sunset Park, Brooklyn: A look at property rights
OBJECTIVES To amplify the issues surrounding property in the transitional neighborhood.
OUTCOMES A proposal for the NGO on how they could make actionable steps towards just housing and property rights. Left is a graffiti type mural of the site plan of that city block would be painted on a blind wall* somewhere around the block. (there are many). Empty dots representing each apartment are spaces where icons for skill sharing needs and offerings can be communicated to your neighbors.
*a blind wall is a blank solid brick or concrete wall with no windows. This empty space provided opportunities, on a 2D canvas, While in 3D space we designed around policies to find ways to occupy thos spaces.