Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou
Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou; a series of six installations by students from the University of Houston Graphic Design program, sited along Buffalo Bayou’s east sector. Each installation will express an interpretation of the history, economy, resilience, culture or community values of the East End and Fifth Ward. The event affords visitors the opportunity to share ideas and opinions related to future plans along the bayou and green spaces.
This project is in collboration with: Linh Hoang, Lucia Delgado, Vianey Torres, Isaac Sanchez.
The preserved precious green space
Japhet Creek site used to be a dumping ground in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The neighborhood fought to protect Japhet and help it to become a community park like today; therefore, the aspect of industrialization and nature weaving together is an essential part in the Japhet Creek's story. Inspired Japhet’s history and its community, our team used already on site or recycle materials like donated wooden spools and pallet to create seating area, an on-site container as a beacon, and repurpose old metal pipes and steel sheets to create marker sets those mark the nature trail at Japhet Creek with its own value and characteristic. The goal is to draw attention from new comers to the park, to sparks their interest in Japhet’s story and to give them a chance at sharing their own stories to Japhet Creek.
Japhet Creek represents how community initiative and city support help preserve precious green space. Working continuously within five months, the Encounter project, starting with six proposal boards, was complete on April 7th of 2018 following with an event that encourages all Houstonians and other people to come join us and read about the story of the Houston’s East End Sector as well as sharing their stories by doing different site’s activities.