Friendly Hacking for Belonging

Thomas Maiorana, UC Davis

This project will be situated in Oakland, California with the intent of fostering a sense of belonging through alterations of space. The project centers around two key sessions. During the first session, we will work with our students and local Oakland Community Members to develop ideas for how to make public art or infrastructure interventions that foster greater belonging. The second session will be a building session where the ideas are created and installed. Lake Merritt, Dimond Park and one of the East Bay Regional Parks are all possible sites. Our work is inspired by yarn bombs.