Photographs by Patricio Dávila and Lilian Leung
Receipts is a multimodal interface that receives (via voice, video, and/or text), anonymizes, archives, and performs (on the web and in public) the testimony of people that have experienced or witnessed anti-Asian aggression in public spaces.
This project is concerned with addressing safety in public space by focusing on the social and technical aspects of recording and publicizing testimony. We hope to build on this prototype in order to develop a more robust and flexible tool that can be modified and employed by equity-seeking groups to influence political decision-making.
The installation was created in collaboration with the Public Visualization Studio and installed at the Bentway in Toronto, Ontario as part of the Safe in Public Space Initiative and was viewable from October 16 – November 11, 2020.