Nexus is a hanging collection of creative artifacts participants leave behind to celebrate and connect.

Each participant is given a booklet-shaped ornament and invited to choose from prompts encouraging reflection on their experiences this year and the season, as well as what changes they want to see in the next evolution around the sun. 2020 has been an unprecedented year of great change and isolation, so this piece provides an avenue for collective contemplation in the physical realm. While screens and social media have provided critical avenues for connection in the time of social distancing, Nexus provides a unique and broader social sharing experience that transcends likes, feeds, and followers and is no longer focused on individual profiles.

The artifacts participants leave behind are equalized in their anonymity. Everyone takes up the same amount of space, with no algorithms or sponsors determining whose story is shown to the viewers. Individual experiences are mapped into a collective experience; people can connect through creative reflections on the year without knowing other participants. This group project demonstrates no one is alone in the isolation of this year, and there are many creative avenues to connect this season.

Visit Local Maker Mart in San Francisco from Dec 11-20 to participate in NEXUS as part of CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2020! Or particpate digtially by downloading either the printable ornament pdf, png, or jpg file, and add your responces digtially (or with pen and paper if you have a printer) and submit your final file to the google form below!