Creative Action Against the School to Prison Pipeline (2018)
This project was in collaboration with The AjA Project and San Diego County of Education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools, students created images using the cyanotype process which culminated into this participatory mural. This mural symbolizes creative action against the school to prison pipeline, which encompassed learning about the juvenile justice system, reflecting on personal experience, and combining the two in creative expression. This mural invites you to think critically about the school to prison pipeline, how it impacts youth in this school, and how we can create positive change within this system. PARTICIPANT NAMES: Giovanni, Ismael, Issac, Yen, Latavian, Evan, Alejandro, Rene, Onna, Ty, Luis, + Forreal. Individuals also involved in this project: Rafael Rios Mathioudakis.
Cyanotyping is a photographic printing process that produces cyan-blue prints. Cyanotype chemistry is applied to a piece of paper to make it light sensitive.