Urban Violence has affected the identity and memories of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood community.
As a society, we often avoid honest and open conversations about difficult subject matter like race, privilege, social exclusion and violence. We must all work together to understand how these types of inequalities result in misunderstanding, racism and loss of social capital. Rev. Smith of Center of Life brings a personal perspective, having witnessed the impact that loss and injustice can have on a community.
The objective of this collaboration with the community, Center of Life, and Carnegie Mellon School of Design, is to create a space that will commemorate and shed light on the issues within Hazelwood–just one of many in America plagued with systemic problems. Through active listening, hands-on activities and designing alongside community members who have experienced loss firsthand, this exhibit will strive to leave an impression on future generations and cities across America.