What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns: Project Reflection
My viewpoint in this project was pretty neutral. I did not know where exactly I stood on the topic of firearms and their legislation. I am in somewhat of a balance in thinking that guns should not be banned, but would accept making it harder to get a gun. My viewpoint was not extremely challenged since I stood in the middle of it all, but it was mostly challenged in class conversations when hearing all other viewpoints from my peers. I think it was difficult to stay engaged in this project at first because I did not have a strong foundation of what I believed. However, I overcame this and found a place in this project to be engaged in by working in the "Trigger Room". This helped me be engaged because it didn't matter what you believed about guns to work in this room. It was all about the reality of schools being unsafe and knowing that one thing everyone of us had in common was that none of us wanted to be shot. I contributed to my group by helping to plan the room layout, help design our sticker, and put the room all together. I contributed to the class as a whole by collaborating with everyone, being positive, cleaning the commons, and helping anyone who asked for it. In the exhibition I can say that I put together the wall of our room, hung sheets, helped research the texts and video footage, and helped research symbols for our sticker and design how it would look.