Monday Feb 11

What a great week of refinement and clarification we had in the studio last week. We now have a clearer idea of what the issues are, of what we know and what we don’t.

What has become increasingly apparent is that although there is a lot of information available and still even more that isn’t, that even with all this, making sense of it, connecting to it, and realising what it means for individuals in everyday life, or for organasitations seeking to introduce a child protection law – is hard. Over the next few weeks we are going to be working on ways to make the data/information more meaningful.

To do this, students in the studio are going to go and speak to different people in the community who represent the many different people involved in the gun ecology of Pittsburgh. We are also going to explore ways to make the ‘data’ have more meaning or be more accessible to different members of the community. And finally, we are going to play with some design futuring to help us imagine future scenarios.

Where is all this leading us you may ask?

Through this process we are working toward the design and development of Strategic Briefing Publication that will help others who might want to design into this area, to identify and think about the many aspects that inform/influence this social phenomenon.