PROJECT M Exhibition 2010

About this project

PIECE Studio created the inaugural PROTECT M Exhibition at the BI Worldwide Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The exhibition showcased the results of the PROJECT M project held in Minneapolis, 2010. PROJECT M participants and advisors spent fourteen days in the Whittier Community and produced mats that had WELCOME HOME screen-printed on them and were distributed throughout the community.

A U HAUL rental van was covered with cardboard and the WELCOME HOME identity was applied. The van interior contained a sofa, chair, table, rug, lamps, balloons and WELCOME HOME mats. The van drove throughout the city and stopped at various locations and placed a living room on the streets and distributed WELCOME HOME mats and asked for a donation to assist a local homeless shelter.

The exhibition contained a didactic system of panels that contained typographic and photographic information as well as a series of videos that documented the entire process and experience.

The exhibition also contained a series of interactive components that connected PROJECT M to other organizations who had similar missions

The installation was produced by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Facilities Department.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
 Facilities Department
Lars Mason, Director

 Lauren Thorson