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

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Conversation with Zain

These conversations were what led to the inception of my project Ground Shifting

Ideally, design and designers’ intent

to do good but good is different in everyone’s eyes. Design is not a template plastered on every individual and every community.


Adrift, A Shift

June 29th - July 6th

Willem Twee Kunstruimte
Boschdijkstraat 100, 5211 VD 's-Hertogenbosch