researcher/author/profesor Dr. Ashante Reese
The Ward 7 Food Project explores residents’ broader views of their neighbors, household food insecurity and the impact of residents understanding of history on accessing food, food memory and shopoping experiences in Deanwood located in Washington DC.
Ward 7 has 32 neighborhoods and access to only two full service grocery stores.
I designed various posters using quotes and data from the survey conducted in 2016/2017 by Dr. Reese and myself. The posters were displayed throughout various high traffic areas in Ward 7.
Created three activations for Politics and Art Event 2017.
The idea was to utilize a creative engagement activity to connect attendees who exist in different government sectors and artistic industries.
To inject a playful, interactive element that speaks to the event’s theme.
To showcase The General Store Inc. projects, creative philosophy and services.
MAKEDOHELLO. Invited attendees to fill out and design their own custom name tag.
Ward Wide. Invited attendees to contribute who they are to the DC ward map. Attendees will colored mini pin flag onto the ward in which they reside. Three colors represented various industries: arts, government or other.
OPEN MAIL Invited attendees to write messages or draw pictures onto blank pre-addressed postcards tot he Mayor and City Council.
Daily Social Media Campaign
Shared 5 Free Creative Work Spaces
Other People’s Places
Giving Tuesday Campaign for Social Media
Shared various local DC organizations the public could donate at least $15 towards.
Earth Day Community Event
Global Shine Makeshop: The public was invited to a Penny Brew PopUp to make mini glitter globes to celebrate Earth Day and the shining example of what we can build working together.
Global Shine was a makeshop presented by Kimberly Gaines of Sondaicre8tive and myself.