Constructing a meaningful narrative in a fixed environment.
For our senior capstone, students from Carnegie Mellon School of Design are currently engaging and working with members of the Hazelwood community in Pittsburgh to better understand how losses affect the identity of a community and how, in the aftermath of loss, memory of place changes overtime. We are working to address these issues by partnering with the Center of Life (COL), a faith-based, community-empowerment organization that serves residents in the greater Hazelwood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Together, this collective knowledge will help tell a story about this community in an effort to invite conversation.
As a society we often avoid honest and open conversations about difficult subject matter like race, privilege, social exclusion and urban violence. We are working together to understand how these types of inequalities result in misunderstanding, racism, and loss of social capital.
Role Systems thinking, research, experience design, interaction design, visual design, rapid prototyping
Contributors Carnegie Mellon Design Class of 2017
In the end, we hope to create a meaningful narrative in a fixed environment that helps individuals convey the voices of forgotten lives, hopes, and dreams.