from Interior Design Capstone with Prof. Lawrence McEwen
Racism, A Killing Disease:
The concept of this project is to amplify the voices of the black community and the racism they are constantly facing. The building works as a digital microphone to create a safe environment to allow those voices to be heard and action to be taken.
Racism is an ongoing cycle. Where’s the change? This Capstone project addresses the collaboration of a community, and how a structure for spreading awareness and making a difference can spark a change.
ew Typology applying the language of the street protests and giving the voice to speak up a structural space for gathering.
Known as a gathering space in historical examples, providing a space for speeches, groups, and action towards a brighter future.
All Genders and Races
Allowing for all genders, ethnicities, sexualities, etc to use this space and create a community based structure for equality for all.
What was your design process for this project?
I watched many videos and articles regarding racism and how it has shaped our society. This was an essential part of my process because although I will never experience racism in my lifetime, I felt I had a better understanding on the issue and how generations have passed it down. With this research, I gathered precedents to advised my process and creations. I did not want to copy any work I have seen before, but wanted to be inspired.