Why We're Inviting Everyone to Help Visualize Brooklyn's Identity Why We're Inviting Everyone to Help Visualize Brooklyn's Identity
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Why We're Inviting Everyone to Help Visualize Brooklyn's Identity

by Sarah Lillenberg

October 25, 2013

idBrooklyn also provides an app, in which Brooklynites can quickly and easily share their stories on the digital platform provided. We feel it is important that residents of Brooklyn take ownership in this creative process. Similarly, as Julia Lupton writes in Ellen Lupton's book D.I.Y.: "When you design your own products and publications, you get to engage both creatively and critically with capital." The opportunity to use one's own devices to establish an identity, neighborhood, and city wields a certain amount of voice and agency that is important to recognize. The hope is that individual voices will thread together to shape a richer understanding of personage, heritage and community.

Because idBrooklyn remains flexible, the invitation for critique, or different propositions or methods is open. As an experimental project, it is important to dispel the illusion that any of the project initiators believes themselves to be expert in this process. The objective is to enjoy Brooklyn culture, learn from each other, and have fun.

ALL Brooklynites and Brooklyn-lovers are invited to come and partake in this design participation process. The workshops take place October 22-28

Share your story, show us your Brooklyn.

Photos courtesy of idBrooklyn

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