Labelmaker

A communal conversation space to identify and reflect on labeling that was collaboratively designed with Anjuli SethiRJ Sakai and young men from Jovenes, Inc. We spent several weeks with residents of Jovenes, Inc., a non-profit organization that specifically provides housing stability for homeless, at-risk young men ages 18 to 25. The group of young men expressed an interest in Technology, which led us to integrating it into one of our sessions. They created their own circuits with an on/off switch that controlled an LED light to place within a cardboard light box. We used these to explore societal labels that we have encountered and whether or not we identify or reject them. The light box served as a stage for all of us to display our labels, which evolved into rich dialogue and conservation. Labelmaker was birthed out of these sessions and incorporates elements we discovered while working with Jovenes, Inc.

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