The world over, humanity seems to be at crisis. Mental and emotional health, addictions, and ethics. In Ancient Egyptian lore, at the crossroads a scale presents itself and the heart is weighed against Maat’s feather. What makes a heart as light as a feather? Could it be play, silver linings, support, community, love, compassion? Research suggests that the way to experience a sense of peace in this world begins with the ability to access curiosity. Sometimes the quickest way to access curiosity is to answer a good question.
With this interactive social game, I asked several womxn to share questions they would be interested in asking a stranger. There were 7 hopscotch games within a neighborhood each game consisting of 11 squares and each square representing a question. Participants could play the game alone or bring someone from their community. For a more immersive experience curated music playlists were added.
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Game Site: Insimulation.me
Game Design, Graphics & Website Design, Research: Sabrina Davidson
Collaborators: Avia, Jamie, Mika, Makeba, Annie, Dwan, Caroline, Paola, Ivy, Anje, Sabrina, Malka
InSimulation: The Tecolote Biome
InSimulation stands for Installation Simulation, it was created from an appreciation of both physical simulated and installation environments. Its mission is to promote and advocate for mental and environmental health through the arts. InSimulation: The Tecolote Biome, is a deep mapping experience allowing participants to interact with the Tecolote Canyon Natural Park through an interactive map which includes stories of the fauna found in the Tecolote Canyon and its dependent species. Included in this project are several mini audio documentaries – interviews from the persons who helped advocate for the open space as well as the park’s rangers.
Please listen to: Interview with a Park Ranger – Ranger Erika Weikel
Graphic Design: Ayesa Love and Sabrina Davidson
Photography | Audio Capturing | Dashboard Editing: Sabrina Davidson
Animation: Ayesa Love + Sabrina Davidson
Food Web Stories
FWS was a collaborative project designed by Ecological Designer Nik Bertulis and myself. Our initial project was to tour the Colorado River from Boulder County, Nevada to the delta of Mexico. We collected stories along the way from experts and locals affected by the river’s changing food web dynamics. Other inquiries lead to stories collected in China, Thailand, Hawaii, and the island of Borneo. We then disseminated the information through a website and community events featuring audio and photography. The posters below were designed by Nik Bertulis.
Project Direction: Sabrina Davidson and Nikolas Bertulis
Graphic Design and Photography: Nikolas Bertulis
Audio Capturing & Editing: Sabrina Davidson
EARTH (Essential Artist Resource and Technology Handbook) was born from a collaboration with ARTS (A San Diego arts organization that provides no-cost art programs to youth) and Casa Tamarindo ( A binational design house focused on environmentally sound practice). Because of Covid-19 and the need to work remotely, we collaborated on finding and sharing vernacular/ indigenous methods for creating art materials. This work was used to start a database of information for artists who wanted to make their art tools at home. My work was to research and practice the techniques, sharing the information through photos which would eventually be used for the first publication which was entered into the climate change mitigation competition: Connect4Climate.
Graphic Design: Kaiden C. Pascua
Project Direction: Itamar Lilienthal
Research: Ann King, Sabrina Davidson, and Itamar Lilienthal
EARTH sponsors: ARTS and Patagonia USA