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OBERLANDBy OBERLAND
First created
OBERLANDBy OBERLAND
First created
$8,940
pledged of $35,000 goal
106
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 8 2017 7:36 AM UTC +00:00

About

THE PROJECT 

During Trans Awareness Week 2017, OBERLAND and Design For Feeling will create a provocative art installation in NYC that asks people to consider the safety and lives of transgender people in America today. 

By erasing the “T” in LGBTQ we are hoping to jolt our audience into seeing how transgender people are being marginalized by our society. A placard at the base of the missing “T” informs people about the disproportionate amount of discrimination and violence that trans people face today.

The art project aims to raise visibility for our nonprofit partner, Trans Lifeline. Run by trans people, for trans people –– they offer crucial support and life saving expertise that helps individuals in crisis. 

Considering the political climate, their work is more important than ever, and we need your help to make this project a reality.

THE CAUSE 

 

 

 

 

The vast majority of people remain silent or unaware of this crisis.

Our leaders continually fail to protect the rights and needs of transgender Americans. In fact, our current administration has openly discriminated against transgender people by propagating dehumanizing policies such as military and bathroom bans. Policies like these erase trans identity and further marginalize the community.

It’s on all of us to send out a message that we will not allow this process of erasure to continue. This work matters because trans lives matter.

THE ACTION PLAN 

Our installation is set to launch during this year’s Transgender Awareness Week (November 14-20) in the heart of New York City.

This will be a public installation, meant to start a larger conversation in the public arena on why trans issues need to be seen now more than ever. 

During this week, with your help we will bring the conversation to social media, as well as work with artists like John Simone and Chloe Marsh to amplify our message. We will also be making a webpage for our audience to learn more about our purpose and donate to Trans Lifeline.

THE BENEFACTOR

Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. 

They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. This line is primarily for people experiencing a crisis; this includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. Trans Lifeline volunteers are all educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience, dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people.

THE CREATORS

OBERLAND is a purpose-driven branding agency based in New York City. As a potent combination of Madison Avenue executives and social advocates. They use the best tools, techniques, and connections from both worlds to help causes, nonprofits, and sustainable brands make substance the new style.


Design for Feeling is a Brooklyn based art studio that specializes in experiential installations and founded byAnnalise Murphy. Utilizing both digital and physical space, Design for Feeling engages unique audiences to participate in experiences that are intimate, performative and illusionary. Design for Feeling is partnering with AREA4 and SFDS for location and fabrication. 

THE ASK

This project is a local grassroots endeavor. Which means one thing: we simply can’t do it without YOU.

Yes, you dear reader/future supporter. The goal we currently have set is the minimum amount of money we need to fund construction and permit fees. The more we are able to raise on Kickstarter, the bigger we can make the structure and the better materials we can use. 

Especially in a city like New York, bigger is always better to grab attention and truly make a statement. In addition, we could use additional funds to provide nighttime lighting and security to prevent vandalism.

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SHOUT OUTS

A few people to thank for supporting this project:

 

Risks and challenges

As this will be a public installation, we run the risk of vandalism and inclement weather conditions affecting the structure itself.

With surplus funding, we will be able to fund security provisions to protect against potential vandalization.

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    Gender is Over

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    It’ll be a first-come first-served on this one but we’re going to be making special postcard sized prints of the installation signed by our team of artists (artist names will be added here). Get them while you can, because post card FOMO is definitely a thing...so we hear.

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    Ru Paul-The Early Years Print

    Snag a limited edition print of Ru Paul taken in the early years of the drag superstar's career by photographer John Simone

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    Featured Post on Trans Lifeline

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    This type of donation deserves an in-person thank you. And an art lesson in 3D sculpture and installation. The workshop will be held in Brooklyn so you must be willing to travel or teleport (travel expense not included).

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    Woah. This level of dedication deserves a promotion. Be an MVP and we’ll make sure your generosity is shared on media channels that cover the installation. And if you’re in New York, consider this your invitation to join us as we set up and launch the installation the first two weeks in November. Expect some confetti and balloons.

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Funding period

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