I am a liberatory experiential designer. I use design to communicate anti-oppressive messages in the built environment. I tap into theory from my Social Welfare degree, praxis from my Interaction Design degree, and wisdom from my ancestors. My Social Welfare degree explored how oppression can impact our wellbeing, my Interaction Design degree explored how to design products and experiences that people interact with, and my ancestors guide me to dream up concepts that unite these two disciplines.
I birthed Making the Body a Home to create a space that helps individuals to stimulate racial wellness by way of decor, objects, and tools in their homes. Making the Body a Home is a practical exploration of Interior Race Theory, which highlights the importance of encouraging racial wellness in the built environment. This vision was birthed by my passion for racial wellness, interior design psychology and material culture. Each piece in the shop has been intentionally designed by me as is inspired by geometric shapes. I hope they leave you with a liberatory feeling.
Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah
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