591 Sticky Notes
Public installation made from printed-on sticky notes.
My goal with this project is to remind my community that ADHD is a disability that needs to be recognized and accommodated (D is for disorder hon’), especially in educational settings.
Inspired by my student disability services advisor who told me that I should “just try sticky notes” while I was pursuing accommodations, I presented the data using 591 sticky notes for every hundred adults in San Francisco estimated to have ADHD (many of whom never received proper diagnosis.) From farthest away, one is able to see thought-bubble with the written data. At a middle-distance, the lines making up the brain drawing show through. Once you are directly in front of the exhibition, it is revealed that each sticky note has a prompt on it questioning how accommodated or recognized ADHD tends to be in schools and universities. I installed the piece before dawn in front of University Center Building (which I may or may not have had permission to do shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) as shown in the time-lapse video.