Author Archives: Ashley Chan

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Place/Change Final Project

A final compilation of the place and change component: My project aimed to “make sewage visible” by spreading awareness about the importance of caring and maintaining the Pittsburgh sewage system. Context Due to storm runoff, Pittsburgh’s sewage system continues to

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Place/Change Final Project

A final compilation of the place and change component: My project aimed to “make sewage visible” by spreading awareness about the importance of caring and maintaining the Pittsburgh sewage system. Context Due to storm runoff, Pittsburgh’s sewage system continues to

/ Ashley Chan

Change Reference #3

Joanna Choukeir is a designer, speaker and teacher of social activism. She thinks it’s important that design addresses today’s social issues and provide innovative solutions for these problems. Her project (as part of her work with Uscreates) Fruit and Veg Challenge is an

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Change Reference #3

Joanna Choukeir is a designer, speaker and teacher of social activism. She thinks it’s important that design addresses today’s social issues and provide innovative solutions for these problems. Her project (as part of her work with Uscreates) Fruit and Veg Challenge is an

/ Ashley Chan

Change Reference 2

In 2012, artist Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen started a global project, Little Sun, that sought to create a small, portable solar lamp for people without electricity in Ethiopia. This project responded to the need to create energy in third world

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Change Reference 2

In 2012, artist Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen started a global project, Little Sun, that sought to create a small, portable solar lamp for people without electricity in Ethiopia. This project responded to the need to create energy in third world

/ Ashley Chan

Change Reference #1

Paper Dolls is a project by Pam DeLuco in collaboration with Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project. Paper Dolls is a limited edition, handprinted book that tells the stories of real female veterans. The paper is pulped fabric from the

/ Ashley Chan

Change Reference #1

Paper Dolls is a project by Pam DeLuco in collaboration with Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project. Paper Dolls is a limited edition, handprinted book that tells the stories of real female veterans. The paper is pulped fabric from the

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Project

Thursday, March 9th        A lot more people participated after 5 pm because of class officially ending. The tree gained a lot of attention. I noticed that my initial intentions of having participants throw their cards up into the

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Project

Thursday, March 9th        A lot more people participated after 5 pm because of class officially ending. The tree gained a lot of attention. I noticed that my initial intentions of having participants throw their cards up into the

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Proposal

Feb 24th Update Alright. Now that I have my head back on my shoulders, and after speaking with Dawn, I’ve decided to work with CMU students to address personal problems that inhibit our mental and physical health due to the

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Proposal

Feb 24th Update Alright. Now that I have my head back on my shoulders, and after speaking with Dawn, I’ve decided to work with CMU students to address personal problems that inhibit our mental and physical health due to the

/ Ashley Chan

Contextual Analysis: tumblr

Physical Characteristics: Icons inviting you to post to your dashboard are at the top in a row but disappear after you start scrolling Logo is a lower case t Blue color is dark but not quite navy Recommended blogs are

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Contextual Analysis: tumblr

Physical Characteristics: Icons inviting you to post to your dashboard are at the top in a row but disappear after you start scrolling Logo is a lower case t Blue color is dark but not quite navy Recommended blogs are

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Reference 3

     Chinatown North Zodiac Project is a project led by Colette Fu in 2014 during her artist residency with Asian Arts Initiative Social Practice Lab. She worked collaboratively with the Sunday Rescue Breakfast Mission: a Christian-based homeless shelter located in

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Reference 3

     Chinatown North Zodiac Project is a project led by Colette Fu in 2014 during her artist residency with Asian Arts Initiative Social Practice Lab. She worked collaboratively with the Sunday Rescue Breakfast Mission: a Christian-based homeless shelter located in

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Reference 2

First presented in 2003, then later recreated in 2010, Rivane Neuenschwander installed her participatory installation I Wish Your Wish as part of her retrospective show, A Day Like Any Other, in the New Museum. Her piece I Wish Your Wish consisted of a wall

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Participation Reference 2

First presented in 2003, then later recreated in 2010, Rivane Neuenschwander installed her participatory installation I Wish Your Wish as part of her retrospective show, A Day Like Any Other, in the New Museum. Her piece I Wish Your Wish consisted of a wall

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Reference 1

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian born artist currently residing in the US. His work often reaches back to his cultural roots in Brazil and works directly with specific communities that are affected by socio-economic problems. His most renown work is

/ Ashley Chan

Participation Reference 1

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian born artist currently residing in the US. His work often reaches back to his cultural roots in Brazil and works directly with specific communities that are affected by socio-economic problems. His most renown work is

/ Ashley Chan

Place/Change Proposal

Intro This week, the PWSA released a press release warning Pittsburgh civilians of a “Precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Certain Areas of Pittsburgh” (PGH20) because of low chlorine levels in the water which could allow the bacteria, giardia,

/ Ashley Chan

Place/Change Proposal

Intro This week, the PWSA released a press release warning Pittsburgh civilians of a “Precautionary Flush and Boil Water Advisory for Certain Areas of Pittsburgh” (PGH20) because of low chlorine levels in the water which could allow the bacteria, giardia,

/ Ashley Chan

Place Contextual Analysis

The place I chose was UPITT’s poster boards advertising various community news:      25 Physical Characteristics 1. Triad panels 2. Panels are off white-beige color on one side but corkboard brown on the two other 3. Has 10 mounting screws

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Place Contextual Analysis

The place I chose was UPITT’s poster boards advertising various community news:      25 Physical Characteristics 1. Triad panels 2. Panels are off white-beige color on one side but corkboard brown on the two other 3. Has 10 mounting screws

/ Ashley Chan

Place Reference 3

  Randyland is a home situated in Pittsburgh’s Mexican War Streets (Northside) and occupied by Randy Gilson. Gilson fell in love with the home’s architecture despite its location in a not so nice neighborhood and bought it in 1995. He

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Place Reference 3

  Randyland is a home situated in Pittsburgh’s Mexican War Streets (Northside) and occupied by Randy Gilson. Gilson fell in love with the home’s architecture despite its location in a not so nice neighborhood and bought it in 1995. He

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Place Reference 2

  Caledonia Curry, more known for their street name: Swoon, began their origins as a street artist but started branching out into installation and community-based projects. One of intrigue is their collaborative project with Paula Segal, activists, waste collection unions

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Place Reference 2

  Caledonia Curry, more known for their street name: Swoon, began their origins as a street artist but started branching out into installation and community-based projects. One of intrigue is their collaborative project with Paula Segal, activists, waste collection unions

/ Ashley Chan

Place Reference 1

Diana Shpungin is a sculptor, animator and installation artist. Her work often deals with identity and evoking a sense of nostalgia or a neglected history through object narration. Her 2015 project Drawing Of A House (Triptych) follows this conceptual theme where she

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Place Reference 1

Diana Shpungin is a sculptor, animator and installation artist. Her work often deals with identity and evoking a sense of nostalgia or a neglected history through object narration. Her 2015 project Drawing Of A House (Triptych) follows this conceptual theme where she

/ Ashley Chan

Just In Case

(Click on image for higher resolution) As great as it is to symbolically profess your undying love for another, it’s always nice to have a back up plan.  

/ Ashley Chan

Just In Case

(Click on image for higher resolution) As great as it is to symbolically profess your undying love for another, it’s always nice to have a back up plan.  

/ Ashley Chan

One Shot Intervention Reference

     In 2008, Sarah Oppenheimer altered and transformed a space in the Mattress Factory with her piece 610-3356. Her installation consists of creating an aperture, or “wormhole,” that functions as a lens to the outside world. The piece is disorienting because

/ Ashley Chan

One Shot Intervention Reference

     In 2008, Sarah Oppenheimer altered and transformed a space in the Mattress Factory with her piece 610-3356. Her installation consists of creating an aperture, or “wormhole,” that functions as a lens to the outside world. The piece is disorienting because

/ Ashley Chan

One Shot Intervention Reference

    Jan Vormann is a German artist whose traveling project, Displacement, seeks to repair city buildings its infrastructures with legos. Once Vormann finds a particular crack or hole within a wall, he “repairs” it by constructing fillings out of legos.

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One Shot Intervention Reference

    Jan Vormann is a German artist whose traveling project, Displacement, seeks to repair city buildings its infrastructures with legos. Once Vormann finds a particular crack or hole within a wall, he “repairs” it by constructing fillings out of legos.

/ Ashley Chan

One Shot Intervention Reference

In 2009, Urban interventionist, Juliana Santacruz Herrera, sought to bring attention to the neglected cracks and potholes within the streets of Paris by creating whimsical, site-specific sculptures that fill and integrate themselves within the street. Each piece is hand-knit by Herrera:

/ Ashley Chan

One Shot Intervention Reference

In 2009, Urban interventionist, Juliana Santacruz Herrera, sought to bring attention to the neglected cracks and potholes within the streets of Paris by creating whimsical, site-specific sculptures that fill and integrate themselves within the street. Each piece is hand-knit by Herrera:

/ Ashley Chan