unfiltered me, featured in the BFA Design exhibition, Future Tense, is a project about being vulnerable, embracing that vulnerability, and putting yourself out there with the hopes that other people will feel more comfortable with doing the same.
In a society where you need to always be at your best, it is difficult to become comfortable with the idea of opening up to others and being vulnerable. Not everyone’s experiences will resonate with others, but if at least one person feels less alone, then I think that is a wonderful thing.
Through a collaborative zine containing the personal experiences and feelings from people all over and an interactive installation, this project aims to encourage vulnerability and therapy.
Exhibit was designed to resemble a waiting room. Bean bags provided comfort but also a light hearted atmosphere. There were 18 different prompts provided and 100 in each holder. Tiny succulents made the environment more welcoming. One copy of the zine rested on each table.
People were instructed to fill out prompts and pin them onto the cork board. Some people didn’t take it seriously, but humor in unexpected places is nice!
Some prompts are happy and some force you to be more introspective. For example, one woman wrote about how happy she was because opening right was the night of her bachelorette party!
Hand-drawn mural I made containing many honest statements about myself—who I am as a person, the things I’ve been through, and how I feel.