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100 Meaningful Things (Airbnb x Design Miami)

I collaborated with Airbnb and Design Miami/ to create a piece that evoked a sense of belonging for people visiting the site. This has definitely been one of my favourite projects so far because it’s been a meaningful one for me to be able to collaborate with many of my followers from all over the world via social media. On Facebook, I asked my followers what they’re most meaningful object is and got them to share their stories and photos of their objects with me. 100 stories were collected from people of 33 different countries.
 
A hundred big white helium balloons were installed on site, and on each of their strings I attached your stories. At eye-level, I attached images of their meaningful objects onto a circle disk, and to encourage interaction, visitors had to pull the balloon down to read the second disk which was attached further up. The second disk were stories about each object. After reading them, these balloons were released back up.
 
Throughout this collaborative project, I was surprised how many of my followers openly shared their hearts with me. There were stories that were sweet, sad, and funny, but all of them were meaningful. It made me realise that we may be from very different places and backgrounds, but we want the same things – love, purpose and belonging. Their vulnerability of sharing your stories photos created a deeper connection between all of us.
 
This space symbolises a warm welcome by people all over the world who have opened themselves up by sharing their most cherished memories. I hope that visitors walked away that day with greater clarity in the meaning of their relationships and lives.
I collaborated with Airbnb and Design Miami/ to create a piece that evoked a sense of belonging for people visiting the site. This has definitely been one of my favourite projects so far because it’s been a meaningful one for me to be able to collaborate with many of my followers from all over the world via social media. On Facebook, I asked my followers what they’re most meaningful object is and got them to share their stories and photos of their objects with me. 100 stories were collected from people of 33 different countries.
 
A hundred big white helium balloons were installed on site, and on each of their strings I attached your stories. At eye-level, I attached images of their meaningful objects onto a circle disk, and to encourage interaction, visitors had to pull the balloon down to read the second disk which was attached further up. The second disk were stories about each object. After reading them, these balloons were released back up.
 
Throughout this collaborative project, I was surprised how many of my followers openly shared their hearts with me. There were stories that were sweet, sad, and funny, but all of them were meaningful. It made me realise that we may be from very different places and backgrounds, but we want the same things – love, purpose and belonging. Their vulnerability of sharing your stories photos created a deeper connection between all of us.
 
This space symbolises a warm welcome by people all over the world who have opened themselves up by sharing their most cherished memories. I hope that visitors walked away that day with greater clarity in the meaning of their relationships and lives.
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