Envision Division Suggestion Boxes – Art Installation Series
These art installations were developed in partnership with Architecture for Humanity and were used to gather community input on the community’s design vision for Division. Each installation was custom designed and built for a hosted location, engaging local businesses as partners to care-take the boxes and review and restock the vision cards. Large laser cut “Your Voice Matters – Envision Division” wooden speech bubble signs were mounted above each installation to draw attention to the project. We wanted to make sure we reached the community that walks, shops, dines, works, and lives along or near Division first hand so locations were selected to represent a diversity of places community members would frequent (yoga, grocery, bar, restaurant, retail shops) as well as the modes they might be traveling especially walking, biking, and bus riding. Large write-in “Vision cards” were included which provided interactive feedback in a playful yet valuable manner and small business cards were included with links to an online survey community members could take to give further more detailed input on the future of the corridor.
The boxes were so successful we received over 450 vision cards at over 10 locations.
The hope is that similar installations might be available to other Portland neighborhoods and business districts to use to gather similar input for their area. Want to do a similar project in your neighborhood? Let us know!