Project Lower 9th

This blog is an archive of design process created by multi-disciplinary students from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. We are exploring how design can make a difference in the course of reuniting Lower 9th Ward residents. Please join our journey in helping the people of New Orleans.

February 17, 2006

Project Lower 9th

Project Brief (rough draft)

Our goal is to address the first needs of recovery process: REUNITE THE VOICE OF LOWER 9TH COMMUNITY in New Orleans. From our research phase which includes two research / investigation trip to the city of New Orleans, we realized what community needs at this moment is the way to voice themselves together which has been very difficult since many of the community members have been re-located to different parts of the country. We used New Orleans East Vietnamese community as a successful model/casestudy of a single community that has survived threat of almost losing their neighborhood by using the power of communal unity.
Our proposal includes 4 phases of process.1. Collecting2. Organizing 3. Archiving4. Sharing
Through the process, this project will create a tool to amplify community’s voice in this urgent time of recovery process (using multi-space) but as a consequence will become a device to archive and share a precious piece of American history from personal level as the community come together.

I know i'm missing stuff that needs to be there...any comment???

2 Comments:

  • At 12:52 PM, Blogger Catherine said…

    it's fascinating how you've committed yourselves to such a life changing project, even before finishing your studies at AC, which in the long run its rewards will benefit New Orleans for years ahead. Kudos to you guys!

     
  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Chris or Mr. Beignet said…

    Wow, I think Cat's our first visitor. Thanks Cat for stopping by. Hopefully you will continue to find our project interesting and if you have any ideas let us know.

     

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