Grafik Intervention

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Originally conceived as an MFA graphic design thesis project at the Academy of Art University, William Culpepper’s Grafik Intervention uses digital projections to engage the public through visually dynamic and compelling communication methods. Projections are designed to provide historical information in an urban context. The goal of the projections is to inspire community members to consider the potential of currently unused buildings in their community. Through engagement and awareness, only positive results can occur when active community members take action and pride in their own neighborhood.
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William Culpepper
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June 18, 2013
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While living in Arizona, William began to pay attention to run-down, abandoned buildings that ordinarily went unnoticed. Noting that the lack of activity in these buildings creates a generally unpleasant atmosphere that sometimes leads to crime, William wondered what could be done to inspire revitalization efforts.

 
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William digitally projected facts and thoughts on the abandoned buildings. Passersby were given questionnaire cards which asked how often they passed by the building and what they learned from the presentation. These were designed to get people to care about the buildings and recognize their potential.