Creating a Community that Engages

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Engaging a Community with Design

On the grounds of the Woodruff Arts Centre campus in Atlanta is a rather unexpected sight. The space is filled with 40 three-dimensional red metal “houses”. The houses are part of an interactive installation designed by Mexican designers Héctor Esrawae and Ignacio Cadena entitled Mi Casa- Your Casa. For the next two years, the exhibit will be on display with the purpose of engaging the community with objectives to intrigue, invite, activate, build connections, blur boundaries, engage with the community, amaze, wonder, travel, mutate, bring joy, and build identity and a sense of belonging.

Within the space, visitors are urged to play, create and relax.  The houses support hammocks, swings and easels. There are bins of chalk and bubble water for playful daytime activities. During other times the space offers performances and youth education.

This concept showcases how design can promote engagement. Although simple, the objectives of the environment are strong which helps to create a solid brand presence while creating a connection with participants.

Engaging a Community with Design

Engaging a Community with Design

Allison Pocewicz

Allison Pocewicz

Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.

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