Mixed Realities as Design Intervention for Communities: Blending Digital and Physical Experiences

Design interventions that merge both real and virtual worlds, where physical and digital experiences co-exist and interact in real time, can result in particularly engaging mixed realities within the built environment and beyond that can connect with audiences in multiple ways across multiple platforms.

Active Voice: Students create campaigns about social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and equity.

Access to Healthcare Campaign by Chelsea Davis. Seeks to shift behaviors and attitudes towards equity in healthcare sectors. Graphic design and visual communication can be a powerful tool to affect change, shape culture, and persuade opinions and actions of audiences across social, cultural, economic, and/or political circumstances. This project introduces students to graphic design as…… Continue reading Active Voice: Students create campaigns about social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and equity.

Upcoming Uptown Greenville Design Intervention project at 423 Evans: Design in Review

Over the last year, I’ve worked with partner, Pitt County Arts Council (PCAC) to plan and design an arts-based community project for the community of Uptown Greenville. The project is my first large-scale design intervention / installation project since starting at ECU and moving to Eastern North Carolina and was made possible by the Engagement…… Continue reading Upcoming Uptown Greenville Design Intervention project at 423 Evans: Design in Review

Crosswalks in the Park: Civic-Minded Improvements

After city regulations halted the Art Crosswalks project in conjunction with Downtown Memphis Commission, local artists at MCA with volunteer community members executed their designs in partnership with Overton Park. This project crosses the boundaries between artistic interventions, broadly defined as public art that encourages moments of pause, contemplation, even participation and play and civic-minded improvements or…… Continue reading Crosswalks in the Park: Civic-Minded Improvements

The Revival of the Chelsea Flood Wall: Community activates Future Site of the Greenline

As a sort of citizen-driven placemaking endeavor, this example of artistic intervention serves as a catalyst for greater change in the under-served area of N.Evergreen and Chelsea. The design, inspired by the post-industrial aspects of the site and fused with concepts of geometry and optical art, provides a sense of movement, change, and altered perspective that references…… Continue reading The Revival of the Chelsea Flood Wall: Community activates Future Site of the Greenline