I created the .k12 series for the collaborative exhibit Imaging New England, shown at the Mobius gallery in Boston, MA in April 2001 as part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. My part in the exhibition consisted of digital photomontages, digital audio & video drawn from interviews with Boston area students, teachers and lawmakers. The photomontages were placed on and around the large black and white aerial maps. The .k12 audio was heard during the projection/interactive part of the piece.
As a parent of Boston Public School students, I was outraged at the budget cuts to the classrooms and joined other student caregivers to advocate for ALL students in the system. I joined the family council leadership in one of my kids’ schools which faced a particularly challenging building situation.
I created t-shirts, posters to hang and carry at rallies, CD covers, and report covers for petitions going to City Hall.
We hand-delivered posters to politicians and another parent and I even one day flagged down a Fox News truck and got them to actually cover the budget for a brief moment.
I also took photographs before and after various BPS family/activist events.