Faculty and Students Create UC Placemaking Project
The UC Davis Placemaking Team has created a participatory initiative that invites the public to respond to the prompt “Home is ____” through words and images.
The project asks participants to question what home is and invites contributions that will be shared over the coming month. Submission deadline is Sept. 30. The prompt is simple: Fill in the blank, provide a longer response or upload an image to answer the question “Home is ____”.
To participate, go to the “Home is ____” webpage.
The creative team for the project included Professor Glenda Drew and Associate Professor Brett Snyder as well as design students Ama Dadzie, Cozette Ellis, Mikaela Keung, and Dulcinea Woo.
The “Home is _____” project asks: Is home where we are born or where we live? Is home a right or is it earned? Is home a place where we put our stuff or is it the communities we live with?
“Home is ____” pushes social practice into new territory through the re-emergence of feminist fiber practices while creating inclusive, safe and explorative spaces for participants to contribute to and amplify critical conversations about race, class, privilege, and houselessness. Using the traditionally domestic craft and traditionally female visual language of cross stitch, our work contributes to a movement through practices that are joyful, creative, and community-based.
This Project has been supported by the UC Placemaking Initiative.