Street Sense Interactive Art GroupStreet Sense Media Center Project
This group was assembled around the thesis project I Have a Home Here: a mobile, interactive art installation that explores the intersection between the lives of the housed and unhoused. Street Sense artists have retrofitted a school bus to resemble an under-bridge encampment, meant to draw passersby into the exhibit for conversation about homelessness.
The Interactive Art Group spreads its message of understanding and inclusion by holding artistic galleries at community events. The group has made appearances at:
- DC Figment Interactive Art Festival
- H Street festival
- Painting Out Poverty Festival
- Playa del Fuego Burningman festival in Delaware
- 2015 Homeless Vigil and Memorial
A weekly workshop meets Thursdays at 12:30 to train participants at every level – design, construction, and as part of the exhibits.
Artist in Residence
Bardia Saeedi is an interactive installation artist. A veteran IT executive and a serial entrepreneur of 25 years, Bardia Saeedi works solo and in open collaborative teams to create art with found objects, live plants, and interactive techniques and technology. He became a full time artist and producer in 2011. Along with participation in local art exhibitions and interactive art festivals, Bardia has produced two locally commissioned interactive art installations. A permanent installation in Prince George’s County, Md.and a two-month “Eyes of Ballston” installation, outside the Ballston Metro station in Arlington, Va.