COMMUNITY ENGAGED ART PROJECTS

HUMANIZE THE NUMBERS (2019)

Humanize the Numbers is the name of a course I took during my last semester at the University of Michigan. Its aim is to tell the stories of incarcerated individuals through the use of photography. We accomplished this be leading a photography workshop at the Thumb Correctional Facility once a week. The images below were taken inside of prison through a collaborations between the participants and workshop leaders. The existence of this course is only possible because of a wonderful organization at the university called Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP).

SILENT SPRING CREATIVES PROJECT (2017)

The Silent Spring Creatives project, lead by Witt visiting artist Pinar Yoldas, was a dining event inspired by and in honor of Rachel Carsons's book Silent Spring (1962). As part of the project, I designed plate decals depicting pesticides as a pattern surrounding an agriculture-related image. I also co-designed the Silent Spring logo used at the dinner event held at the Ann Arbor Natural History Museum that showcased this project in 2017.

POP Plate Decals (2016-2017)

Silent Spring dining event featuring the logo I co-designed and ceramic dinnerware by other art and design students.

© Livvy Arau-McSweeney