Seattle Design Festival, #OurSpace
Project Lead: Ian Campbell
Designer: Jazmine Hoyle
At Our Space, participants were encouraged to meet a new person, pick a story prompt, and sit down for a conversation. Afterwards, they took a polaroid to commemorate the moment, sharing the picture on the #OurSpace display boards. At the end of the day, the displays were filled with photos of people who met as strangers and walked away knowing a bit more about each other. Our only problem was the need to cut some conversations short in order to accommodate the next pair of strangers! It turns out that strangers have a lot more in common than one might think. We loved working with the Gates Foundation Youth Ambassadors on this project; they worked on design ideas with the Studio Matthews team, prototyped the concept, and helped to install the pop-up with us at the Festival.