Humanitarian & Cultural Design
The Haitian Culture Initiative Center is a space for the Haitian community in Brooklyn, NY. This community center is available to them for several different purposes. There’s a multipurpose room where they can come together for different causes and occasions such as dances, educational events, and other cultural gatherings. The center also has a clinic area where they can take care of health and medical related matters. Lastly the teen area is where local teenagers can come relax, hang out or do homework, which is conveniently located next to the tutor/counseling area. Overall this is a space where the Haitian community can come experience and enjoy their culture.
- Folklore: Inspired by Haiti’s traditional handcrafted art.
- Haitian folk art is simply composed with basic geometric shapes.
- It typically uses bright contrasting colors, such as primary and secondary colors.
- Most Haitian artists don’t have a formal fine arts education, which results in the artwork reflecting Haitian values, beliefs and philosophies.
- For example voodoo art, serves as a tool for worship and uses native materials, resulting in interesting textures and finishes.
- Design principles & elements applied: shape, rhythm, color and texture.
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Haitian Culture Initiative Center
Ringling College of Art + Design