Artist in Residence Project

View artworks, celebrate the launch of an atlas of belonging in the Bay Area,  and share your place of belonging with the Belonging Project during the 2019 Othering & Belonging Conference.

The Belonging Project was created by Christine Wong Yap as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.   The goal of the Belonging Project is to share the pivotal places, activities, communities, and experiences that shape Bay Area residents’ connectedness to a neighborhood and region. Christine asked the public to share their stories of belonging through interviews, surveys and writing workshops throughout the Bay Area. Contributors described places of belonging, carried senses of belonging, or circumstances that would help them feel belonging. The project was generated over five months from November 2018 to April 2019.

 At the installation, you can view photos of the 25 places of belonging commemorated with certificates; see the bandanas about carried belonging, and browse a book featuring maps and over 50 contributors’ stories. Conference attendees are also invited to share their place of belonging in a collective mapping installation created especially for  the conference.

The project  will open at 12:30 pm on Monday, April 8 for attendees of Othering & Belonging. Come meet Christine, share your place of belonging, , and learn more about this work!