9/22/2022 Fall ’22 Designer in Residence: Karen Proctor, Improv Lab


___ Around: Connecting with Urban Wildlife

___ Around: Connecting with Urban Wildlife Jacqueline Bao “___ Around” is a project that calls for heightened awareness of urban wildlife in NYC, aiming to create a relationship and foster healthy coexistence between wildlife and humans.

The Crossover

The Crossover Janvi Ghatalia & Mahima Jaju The Crossover is an experiential learning program that equips non-disabled film students with tools to identify ableism and write stories that amplify disability.

Community Conservation: Creating Connection Through Closure

Community Conservation: Creating Connection Through Closure Leah Brown Green spaces are important for thriving communities. This is particularly true in New York City, and evermore necessary in a time of COVID-19. By closing East River Park, a 57.5 acre waterfront park along the East River in Lower Manhattan for climate resiliency, the individuals and communities…

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Kind Amwaj Alzahrani “Kind”, is a platform that celebrates the art of people with Down Syndrome, fosters their talents, spreads hope and positivity among families, and shows the local Saudi community how awesome and creative people with Down Syndrome can be.

Art Portal

Art Portal Laura Ceron Melo “Art Portal is an art-centered online platform by and for people with justice involvement that seeks to (a) elevate their voices and artwork, (b) raise awareness about the important role of art and community in the reentry and criminal legal fields, and (c) help change the narrative about people with…

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Side by Side

Side by Side Nishita Chheda & Alyson Fraser Diaz “Side By Side” is a system of tools and resources that supports the healing process for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The goal of the project is to reimagine long-term support for people who have experienced sexual violence by strengthening interpersonal support.

Hey Lady

Hey Lady Sherrie Shao “Hey Lady” is a project to help facilitate conversations on sexual and reproductive health among Chinese immigrant women.

Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather)

Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather) Esther Jingxin Yip Bersama-sama: Healthy To(gather) is a collaborative field guide to grow relational care in Singapore’s low-income rental neighbourhoods, through community-centered gatherings around health and nutrition. Using meaningful dialogue and creative facilitation, we nurture equitable relationships with communities━ unveiling and appreciating personal stories, natural networks and collective wisdom.

The Missing Ingredient

The Missing Ingredient Nidhi Desai “The Missing Ingredient” is a community space to support the work of New York Common Pantry. It aims to educate, persuade and facilitate conversations which are moderated by nutrition educators about local, seasonal and traditional foods with parents/caregivers to bring nutrition security for them and their families in order to…

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Rural & Online Education

Rural & Online Education Zhiqiang Li & Annan Yang Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, online education has been greatly developed. Teachers have made a lot of interesting attempts on online education and have achieved remarkable teaching results. As a form of education that can transcend time and space constraints, online education can…

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