ALL RISE is pleased to present, The Power of Place, a deeply interactive, story-telling based community project by Rose Paquet Kinsley and Aletheia Wittman, founders of The Incluseum.
The Incluseum, The Power of Place
ALL RISE is pleased to present The Power of Place, a deeply interactive, storytelling-based community project by Rose Paquet Kinsley and Aletheia Wittman, founders of The Incluseum. Kinsley and Wittman will present an installation in conjunction with the South Lake Union Art Walk, which is scheduled to take place on May 7, 2015 from 5:00p - 8:00pm. Visitors will be asked to place lawn signs containing excerpts of the Incluseum's storytelling interviews, slogans and phrases used to describe the Cascade neighborhood as they walk through the ALL RISE campus.
Over the course of the past year, The Incluseum has done extensive community outreach, asking Cascade residents surrounding the ALL RISE site the following questions:
- How long have you lived here?
- What meaning does the Cascade neighborhood have for you?
- Where is the Cascade neighborhood and where are its geographic boundaries?
- Would you describe your favorite place in the neighborhood?
- What is it like to live/work in here?
Aletheia cofounded, and is a coordinator and consultant for, The Incluseum. Aletheia also currently works in public programming at the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) and collaborates with SAF volunteers and community partners to develop programs that connect Seattle architecture and design to people of all ages. Aletheia has a MA in Museology from the University of Washington where she researched curatorial practices in art museums and their relationship with social justice.
Rose Paquet Kinsley
In addition to cofounding, coordinating and dreaming with the Incluseum, Rose is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Washington’s Information School. She was born and raised in French-speaking Belgium and has worked for a host of museums, including art and natural history museums, community-based museums, and a museum without walls in Alaska. While working with a Seattle-based organization offering art classes to adults experiencing homelessness, she brought people together to research and develop actionable suggestions for how museums can best facilitate engagement with and make their resources available to homeless adults.