HAAR is a multi-media demographic visualization generated by hair samples from residents and workers in South of Market, San Francisco.

Mapping A Journey
One morning, I pulled some of my hair from my head while taking a shower. I began to think about how hair is a piece of DNA that each of us can easily shed, change, or let go of. I decided to test this train of thought and went around SOMA area in SF  asking people if I could take a sample of their hair and record their age and origin. The video below tells the story of how participants interpret the task of extracting their hair / or DNA.
The Library
This second archive catalogs hair collected throughout SOMA, SF. The library organizes the hair samples by age and origin of the owner of the DNA.
Printed Matter
The poster is a world map based on hair extracts from the video and physical library shown above. Using a high-resolution scanner, a relative geographic map proliferates from the origin of the DNA sample owners.
CCA Design Division End of Year Exhibition
May 12-16, 2016
This geographic exploration was presented during my final review and was hand picked to be exhibited for the annual End of Year Exhibition at CCA.

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