These photos were taken during "playtesting" and "pilot" sessions in my development process for the Future of Third Places Game, a game which asks players to reimagine third places (community settings) which center young people's support, affirmation, and wellbeing. As a part of my dissertation, I was able to play this game with 23 young people in permanent supportive housing. Moving forward, I hope to partner with community organizations and architects/planners who want to use this game as an engagement tool for (re)designing youth-centered third places.
This photo was taken when sharing my dissertation findings (on how residents experience the physical environment of the permanent supportive housing setting) with the Denver-based architecture firm, Shopworks Architecture, which designed the permanent supportive housing setting with which I've partnered for my dissertation work. These findings will inform future Shopworks designs, offering an incredible dissemination opportunity for direct impact.