Exploring a different design method was motivated by both my design background and my cultural background and upbringing.
I created an invitation, targeting refugees, immigrants, and middle eastern students, to help me get in touch and connect with lesser-known and lesser-publicized personal stories of people who are living the post-crisis narrative.
The one-to-one conversations happened at different times and places, during which people shared their personal experiences living away from their home country.
I had conversations with five individuals who fell under my target audience. I decided to title these conversations based on a memorable moment or experience derived from our conversation
Conversation with Zain
These conversations were what led to the inception of my project Ground Shifting
The space was designed to promote active listening and meaningful conversations among visitors.
Listening to "I am Zain" audio
Synopsis and listening guidelines
Conversation Jar and seating area