Why Mark This Town?
Cities, especially New York is full of mayhem. People are busy with their routines. But there is something in the New York spirit that inspires people to stop for musicians, performance art and flash mobs. Pausing to appreciate the smaller moments — a clever sticker in the subway, or an inspiring quote on the wall of a building — makes our day. We want to create that feeling for you.
How does it work?
MarkThisTown will mark your short statements you want everyone to see. These can be something you really believe in, or you want to communicate to New York. You submit your statement, and we will randomly pick one statement per week. The chosen statement's owner will receive a package that contains the original stencil, a printed photograph of the final work, and your statement will be featured in our gallery.
Your statement + Materials + Location = MarkThisTown
MarkThisTown is a collaboration between you, New York and us. Your statement, combined with natural & sustainable materials, and a location that pairs well with the statement will create that special moment of pause in New York.
This is where you come in.
MarkThisTown needs your support. Our team cares about local issues.
April 7 - 13th was Anti Street Harassment week, and we want to bring light to issues related to street harassment by marking relavent statements from New Yorkers. We used sustainable materials to mark these statements in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 13th. We would love to continue to continue to participate in local issues & get your messages out in the city. The Kickstarter community's support and contribution will help build our materials library and cover production costs. Your support is invaluable.
Who are we?
We're two SVA Interaction Design graduate students who want to affect our local communities in positive ways.
Minsun (Mini) is a curious learner, educator, and visual thinker. She is always looking for something new to try and has passion for social good projects and loves to think about system and stories in every different topics. Before her studies at SVA IxD MFA program, her curiousity led her to diverse career paths and projects. This summer she will be a fellow at UNICEF Innovation Lab. Read Mini's blog post about Mark This Town.
Meghana is an artist and designer, interested in human rights, transparency, and the overlap of art & technology. She has worked with various organizations to create & maintain brands with local and global reach on social issues. This summer she will be an intern at Berkman Center For Internet & Society at Harvard. Read Meghana's blog post about Mark This Town.
Do keep in touch.
Risks and challenges
Mark This Town has 2 team members, and we will be traveling this summer. We have calculated travel schedules to your estimated reward delivery time. However, in case of unforeseen events, we will work with you to reschedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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