light up washington street

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Created: 04/22/11
Last Edited: 11/20/12
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On a Saturday night in October 2009, a man with a gun approached me as I was getting out of the car in front of my house. I screamed as if I were trying out for a horror flick and two neighbors came to my rescue. This project represents my personal response to the uprise of crime in my neighborhood.
  • light up washington st
    visual advocacy
  • Community crime awareness project
     
    On a Saturday night in October 2009, a man with a gun approached me as I was getting out of the car in front of my house. I screamed as if I were trying out for a horror flick and two neighbors came to my rescue.

    In an effort to deal with my new fear of getting out of the car and racing to my front door in the darkness, I called upon the neighbors for help. I placed light bulb packages on the porches of several houses on my street as a gesture to inform others about my experience, to promote watchfulness and to encourage everyone to turn on a bright porchlight.

    This project was recognized by Design Observer and the Magenta Links in 2009.

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