#Thesis Initial Mind Map

Going through all my research thus far, along with some of my qualitative research experiments like walking on streets and trying to observe how strangers might greet me, surveys on Instagram, sitting in my cohort’s classes to observe their projects, precedents, TED videos, personal stories from friends, art projects about strangers, etc, here’s my first…

#Thesis ‘Strange’ Ideas from TED

“When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs,” says Kio Stark. Explore the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.

#Thesis ‘Interaction for Strangers’ Projects

I sat in the first year design studios to understand and draw inferences from the projects. In the first year at Parsons, we had to create an Instruction Set for Strangers to create an interaction between two strangers – my sole inspiration behind my current Strangers Project for my Thesis. I could see so many…

#Thesis Instagram Stranger Stories

My friend spoke to the store manager of a¬†McDonalds in Berlin. The manager narrated his story – a war veteran from Delaware and how he landed in Germany during the Cold War. He ended up staying in Berlin, loving his new job, wife and two kids. He was an amazing speaker and a natural conversationalist.…