Jenn Stucker Design (USA)
Project Title: The Sit&Tell Project
Client or Class Name: MTS Seating + Arts Commission - www.mtsseating.com
The Sit&Tell Project is a multi-participatory community project that utilizes the metaphor of a chair as an invitation for friendship and communication. The project collected 100 stories as told by Toledo citizens as storytellers on World Storytelling Day, March 20, 2016 under the global theme of Strong Women. These stories were shared by many who benefited from strong women in their lives. After the storytelling event, the recorded stories were given to a juried pool of designers and artists to visualize artwork for 100 chairs. Each chair includes a custom URL to access the audio, the art and artist statement. The chairs went on a rolling exhibition of 10 chairs at a time over the summer of 2016 and ending with a closing exhibition of all 100 chairs at the Toledo Museum of Art. Later the chairs will be up for an online auction where 100% of the proceeds of the chairs will go back to neighborhood communities for art classes for young children.