Otis Graduate Student Open Studios 2014 Getting to Know Your Neighbor: Experiment #2
This was the second iteration of the Getting to know your neighbor conversational table project that I have been experimenting with. The use of the table as a prop to facilitate conversation is explored in order to engage participants surrounding how one gets to know their neighbors/surrounding people. I questioned and wrote what sorts of questions or interactions solidify an in depth interaction with total strangers.
In continuation with experimenting on how to best use the table as a tool of facilitation to an experience, I decided to write questions on the table. They acted as visual prompts along with pens which initiated a call and response effect. While the few people wrote their responses I continued to ask probing question to get participants to elaborate on their experiences in getting to know their surrounding people.