Part 1: Observe
For "Part 1: Observe" watch the video ABOVE .
Sexuality and sexual expression is a big part of my thesis on black female sexual identity, so House of Freedom was created as an exploration of it and how people see sexuality in society. I wanted to observe the people and events within the space, specifically the rules and freedom exhibited in the space, House of Yes, in Brooklyn, NY. My intent is to show the broadness and limits to “freedom.”
House of Freedom
UI Designer/Visual Designer
EX: Events with Video & Photo Documentation, Cultural Probes (Surveys), Qualitative Data
Week 2: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Amateur Burlesque Show, 9pm
Week 3: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 - Dirty Circus, 7pm
Week 4: Friday, Sept. 14, 2019 - Blunderland, 7pm
Results: Part 1
Recognizing the importance of safe spaces in the exploration and expression of sexuality. "What are the characteristics of a safe space?"
Part 2: Ask
(using existing imagery)
-paper survey/ online survey
Results: Part 2
-People are willing to share more in words than visuals (the security in anonymity)
Part 3:: Action
Plan of Action
House of Freedom became a way of expressing sexuality in an anonymous space free of judgment in order for people to find an ally. Therefore, allowing for the sharing of voices/perspectives became more important.
How can the representation of sexuality be expanded within both public and private spaces? Is "freedom" a social construct and not an actual fact, even within such open societies as New York?