Identity, Service Design, Spatial Installation, Digital Electronics & Programming
Created for the Typography 5: Transmedia class at ArtCenter College of Design
Photographs: Christina Velazquez
About 30% of the nation’s homeless population has been directly linked to mental health issues. The LAMP Community, an organization working with displaced individuals located on Skid Row, has attributed most of its success to their flourishing arts program - which benefits a large percentage of their mentally ill clients. Because creativity and arts have been proven to positively affect mental health, The CoCreate Initiative was created by the LAMP Community in the effort to help prevent displacement caused by mental instability before it happens. The CoCreate Initiative offers creative spaces in urban areas through which individuals can collaborate, create and heal each other through creative interactions.