02 Prevention Projects (Touchpoint Development)

Daniella Lun
Xinze Li
Botao Wang
Yuanjun Chen
Addressing poverty and trauma, two leading precursors to crime and incarceration, in neighborhoods where a disproportionate number of our city's incarcerated people come from.

Prevention projects are focused on creating distributed networks of mobile/pop-up neighborhood-based programs, revolving around education, career development, wellness and housing resources.

Mobile Classrooms

Left : Group Discussion -- Middle: Homework Help -- Right: Self Study

This classroom-on-a-bus is designed to circulate between communities providing after-school tutoring and activities to neighborhoods lacking an after-school infrastructure and/or wider public investment in educational supports.

Community Development Corporation

This popup storefront Community Development Corporation (CDC) is created to support residents of dis-invested communities by facilitating the development and allocation of affordable housing. These centers can also provide a wider range of community services such as education, job training, healthcare, small business services, and policies that bring economic activity to a neighborhood.

Mobile Therapy Pod

Mobile therapy pods bring free counseling to those who need it. Any person regardless of economic means can come to engage in a dialogue with a mental health professional. The honeycomb shaped pod can be grouped together to create clusters and larger meeting spaces for group work.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library brings resources to places in neighborhoods where youth might congregate, encouraging and building excitement around reading. A “LocalPicks” section would be curated by well-loved local residents. The mobile design allows one unit to serve multiple neighborhoods, reducing the costs and creating a dialogue between communities.