Creator, Service Designer — Articulate Matter is a vocabulary with newly designed words that connect pollution to everyday indicators and health effects. Ubiquitous but invisible, air pollution affects us daily. And yet, despite higher-resolution tools to detect it, we have little nontechnical vocabulary to make sense of its patterns and lessen our exposure. A health insurance program helps popularize the new vocabulary.
THE ADAPTATION GAME
Lead Designer — The Adaptation Game, developed in partnership with the Regional Plan Association, is a tool for community debate about the hard and hopeful decisions facing coastal municipalities.
Creator, Speculative Designer — What if governance were driverless? Equality Analytics is a multi-perspective speculative design project that extrapolates new technologies and emergent economic forms—from predictive analytics to universal income—into a possible future.
DESIGN FOR FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT
Interactive Filmmaker & Designer — Created in collaboration with Parson's DESIS Lab, Foossa Design Studios, and the New York City Office of Financial Empowerment, this prototype orientation video for financial empowerment centers allows new clients to chose storytellers who are most relevant to their own financial issues.
Creator, Designer — Middle Table is a design practice inspired by growing recognition of personhood rights for rivers around the world. Middle Table uses design provocations, role-play and immersive workshops to explore the impact of anthropocentrism on our policy, our health and the fate of the planet—and find paths forward.
Creator, Speculative Designer — The tidelands are a speculative micronation of nearly four quadrillion residents located in the coastal territory between high and low tides. The project was developed through Dunne & Raby's Designed Realities Lab as a means to discuss technology and politics. The tidelands focus on an era when microbial creativity is acknowledged and consulted by a human society struggling to cope with the Anthropocene.
COASTAL FUTURES FELLOWSHIP
Director & Designer — The Coastal Futures Fellowship is a full-day filmmaking course that focuses on the future of Long Island and explores the ways storytelling can help communities better prepare for a changing world. The CFF films and the filmmaking process will help inform decision-makers about the dynamic places for which they are planning.
RED HOOK NEWSURANCE
Creator — Rather than insuring individuals' physical valuables, Newsurance focuses on the intangible assets within communities. Developed during a 4-day design sprint, this actuarial device serves as a research tool to discuss disaster preparedness, community-led resilience, and local social dynamics.
Researcher, Photographer & Designer — American Immigrants is a 7-month calendar that tells stories of US citizens who crossed into Mexico looking for better lives. It is illustrated with photographs of the border at the places they crossed and, when possible, includes descriptions of crossing in their own words. The calendar is available for USCBP offices free of charge.
PRECIOUS PLACES COMMUNITY HISTORY PROJECT
Program Manager, Filmmaking Facilitator — Precious Places is a pioneering community-authored documentary platform. Created by MacArthur Fellow Louis Massiah through Scribe Video Center, the films produced through the project focus on neighborhoods in the Philadelphia region with significant and often marginalized histories.