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Ferguson Voices

Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame is Moral Courage Project, a joint initiative of PROOF: Media for Social Justice and the University of Dayton's Human Rights Centre. Exhibition designed by Willhemina Wahlin.


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I always, always wanna tell people, organise wherever you at.
— Tory Russell, Ferguson Resident

PROJECT: FERGUSON VOICES: DISRUPTING THE FRAME

PART OF: THE MORAL COURAGE PROJECT

STAKEHOLDERS: PROOF: MEDIA FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

CURATORS: LEORA KAHN AND JOEL PRUCE

TEAM LEADERS: LEORA KAHN, JOEL PRUCE & JIMMY BRIGGS

EXHIBITION DESIGNER: WILLHEMINA WAHLIN

EXHIBITION FABRICATION: KATE HIXON

INTERACTIVE DESIGN: TOKY

PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK KATZMAN

RESEARCH FOCUS: REFINEMENT OF PROJECT RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION & INTERPRETATION

 

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ABOUT

PROOF: Media for Social Justice and the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center launched the exhibition, Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame at the Roesch Library at the University of Dayton in January 2017.

The stories and images captured in Ferguson Voices are a testament not only to the systemic discrimination that the Ferguson protests laid bare, but also to the power of transformative action taken to foster community, accountability and justice.

The Moral Courage Project, a collaboration between students engaged with the University of Dayton’s Human Rights Center and PROOF: Media for Social Justice, is an attempt to spotlight and honor those who responded to the August 9, 2014 death of Michael Brown.


The people of Ferguson have a story to tell – and one that the majority of those in the United States have not heard or fully understood. This story is even more urgent today.

The death of Michael Brown sparked outrage and launched a movement due to what many have known to be true throughout America’s history: For too long people of color have been systematically targeted and criminalized.

Ferguson isn’t the only community where disenfranchisement and inequality is manifest, but it has become a symbol. “Ferguson is everywhere” became the rallying cry in the days, months and years since Michael’s death. Unwarranted traffic stops, fines and arrests of people of color are a regular experience for those who either grew up in or still live in the area. But these truths are not unique to Ferguson; they are replicated across the country.

– PROOF: Media for Social Justice


DESIGN BRIEF

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BINARY IDENTIFICATION


DESIGN PROCESS

EXHIBITION PANELS

Click here to view a timelapse of the exhibition being installed by students from The University of Dayton's Human Rights Centre.

EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY

Photos courtesy of The Moral Courage Project.

VISITOR FEEDBACK

Photos courtesy of The Moral Courage Project.


RESEARCH BLOG POSTS

 

Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame installation
January 18, 2017
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2017/1/18/ferguson-voices-disrupting-the-frame-installation

Logo done and layouts begin
November 23, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/23/logo-done-and-layouts-begin

Ferguson Voices: A bigger picture
November 17, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/17/ferguson-voices-a-bigger-picture

Ferguson Voices: Hearing words on paper
November 14, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/14/ferguson-voices-hearing-words-on-paper

Ferguson Voices
November 11, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/11/ferguson-voices

Getting to know you...
November 8, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/8/getting-to-know-you

Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame. Design Brief Research
November 4, 2016
http://www.braenchild.com/blog/2016/11/4/ferguson-research-and-notes


INTERACTIVE MEDIA

PODCAST (MCP)

https://soundcloud.com/fergusonvoicespod

INTERACTIVE SITE
(designed by toky)

https://www.fergusonvoices.org


TRAVEL LOG
Roesch Library, OH
Dayton Metro Library, OH
St. Louis Public Library, MO
St. Louis University, MO
Newark Public Library, NJ
Phillps Exeter Academy, NH
Denison University, OH


TEAM MEMBERS (University of dayton)
Olivia Blackburn
Francesca Chaba
Amanda Dee
Steven Dougherty
Jada Woods
Bradley Petrella
Leena Sabagh
Sydney Thomas
Kwynn Townsend-Riley