THE COMMUNITY-DESIGNED PROJECT
A Community-Centered Design Process
Inspired by the use of graffiti to ‘customize’ space and take ownership of a neighborhood, this design process uses intensive community engagement to develop spaces that truly fit the community’s needs and desires. The original site is located on the border between Aachen, Germany and Vaals in the Netherlands but the process is relevant for all communities.
5th Year Studio, AIB in Bonn, Germany
Borderland Transition Studio
Placemaking / Landscape Architecture
AACHEN & VAALS SITE STUDY
Initial exploration of our site on the border of the Netherlands and Germany inspired the idea of a process, rather than a final design. It was intriguing how people used graffiti to change space and take ownership of it, and I wondered how that idea could be used in community involved design.
PLANNING OUT THE PROCESS
The characters are created in Illustrator. They are copied and moved, then brought in to Adobe Animate, where they are animated frame by frame. Motion tweens, nested symbols, and camera movement are integrated into the animation as well. Then, scenes from Animate are compiled in Premiere with music and sound effects.
Workspace screenshot in Illustrator
Workspace screenshot in Animate