Otis Open Studios 2014
Getting to Know Your Neighbor: Experiment #2

This was the second iteration of the table piece conversational project I have been experimenting with. I was originally set to host the table in the kitchen of the studios but was asked to move to the front of the building. Originally I was to sit with my table to engage participants in conversations surround how one gets to know their neighbors/people. What sorts of questions or interactions solidify an in depth interaction with total strangers.

The displacement was unfortunate failure for participation. As so, I decided to write questions on the table that I would have asked if their were people sitting around the table and see if this visual prompt along with pens would initiate a call and answer effect. While the few people who got curious about the table, and ventured out to the sparse front, wrote responses I continued to ask probing question to get participants to elaborate on their answers.