Study Hall

Client Study Hall
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Year 2018
What is at risk when we accept a social construct as inherent? Amidst rapid changes in the ways we communicate and digest information, phenomena that have in the past appeared as naturalized or accidental now demand a heightened self-consciousness and scrutiny. It is dangerous not to question the rules we live by. However it is the rapidity of change itself, rather than the long-standing presentation of behavior as accidental that generates a need for agency. If we can collectively accept that norms are fluid and malleable according to time and place, whose responsibility is it to ensure that norms are leveraged equitably?

Mapping normative roles and judgments to environment and location at Reconnect Cafe in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, a space where at-risk youth, religious figures, college students, young professionals, and Bed-Stuy natives simultaneously feel a sense of ownership.