How might the story of a devastated community center bring neighbors together and rebuild?
During a week in March, a group of Lesley/AIB graphic design students participated in a 5 Day Blitz that focused on re-imagining the Waterfall Arts Fallout Shelter after water flooded the basement.
Prior to the water disaster, the basement at Waterfall Arts was a fully-functioning performance space known as the Fallout Shelter—a venue for musicians, artists and community members to utilize as well as come together.
The students came up with the B.O.M.B. campaign (Belfast, Overhaul My Basement) to raise awareness and ask for help from locals to offer resources, time, tools, and money to get the Fallout shelter up and running again. The group also developed interior design renovation plans for Waterfall Arts. At the end of the week, they took the campaign to the streets of Belfast to talk to people one-on-one.
Project M 5 Day Blitz
Co-facilitator: Ben Gaydos