Senior Capstone – Zainab Aliyu
Senior Capstone

Constructing a meaningful narrative in a fixed environment.

*In progress

As a society, we often avoid honest and open conversations about difficult subject matters like race, privilege, social exclusion and urban violence. For our senior capstone, students from Carnegie Mellon School of Design are engaging with and working with members of the greater Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA to better understand how losses affect the identity of a community and how, in the aftermath of loss, memory of place changes overtime. Our goal is to understand how these types of inequalities result in misunderstanding, racism, and loss of social capital.

We are working to address these issues by partnering with the Center of Life, a faith-based, community-empowerment organization that serves residents of Hazelwood. Together, this collective knowledge will help tell a story about this community in an effort to invite conversation.

Role Systems thinking, research, experience design, interaction design, visual design, rapid prototyping

Contributors Carnegie Mellon Design Class of 2017

Ultimately, we hope to create a meaningful narrative in a fixed environment that helps individuals convey the voices of forgotten lives, hopes, and dreams.

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