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"You only are free when you realize
you belong no place —
you belong every place — no place at all.
The price is high. The reward is great...
More and more

I belong to myself."
-Maya Angelou

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Where

Where were you when...?

The science of where meets belonging when we have the courage to share:

"I am from . . .

I am running from . . .

I am running towards . . .

*questions from Alighta Averbukh

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WhY

Map the places that made you.

You belong here.

Why does pain define my past?

Why can joy emerge in my future?

Why does trust keep me present?

Our experiences drive our emotions.

Our emotions drive our behavior.

Our behavior drives our health.

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How

How are you - the whole of you?

When life spirals, are you grounded?

How do you grow from life's holes?

How do you climb life's mountains?

How do you stay curious and compassionate with yourself where you are as you are?

Feel - Map - Heal

 
 
 

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DIGITAL
PLATFORM

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CULTURAL
TOURISM

RECORDS

stories while traveling and maps adventures

reVeals

stories of the cultural history of a place through augmented reality (AR)

 

 

discoVers

in real time, where "high" and "low" experiences happen in a city

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HEALTH
WELL-BEING

RECORDS

emotions with geo-located experiences

reVeals

creativity and survival patterns for self-reflection and healing

 

discoVers

an anonymous dataset to understand perception, health, and well-being in communities

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PUBLIC
PLANNING

RECORDS

dataset for community leaders and urban planners

reVeals

behavior in relation to current and historical stories and experiences

 

discoVers

understanding cultural perception of a place and planning for future

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DIVERSITY
INCLUSION
 

RECORDS

dataset outside of socio-economic status, for all ages, newcomers and longtime members of a community

reVeals

strategies to serve historically underrepresented communities and connect with the global majority

 

discoVers

areas on a map with little data for future outreach

 

PAST projects

BELONGING

interactive adventures exploring our attachment to place and each other

 

125

in person immersive and interactive events in Texas

600,000+

stories archived in real-life

 

9 million

people reached online

Texas A&M

2016-17 College of Architecture's Office of Diversity funded by Mid America Arts Alliance & the National Endowment for the Arts

 

downTown Austin

2017 Project for Public Spaces and Southwest Airlines commissioned Heart of the Community Project, beta digital design, and informed Urban Design Initiative of Austin

Dell Medical

2017-2018 Partnered with Design Institute for HEalth and Dell Medical school to collaborate on digital platform at SXSW, Fusebox Festival, and presenting a TEDMED talk.

 

niantic & segd

2019 invited for the inagural Augmenting Cities Converence presented by the Knight Foundation and Niantic, presented to the Society of Experiential Graphic Design, and featured VR instillations at Theorist Fest.

 

fuTure eVents

  • Draw Together
    Multiple Dates
    Dec 01, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
    Draw Together is a mobile block parties for neighbors experiencing homelessness to move, make, and meditate together. Art creates solidarity, not charity. We are ATX strong. We belong.
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  • Draw Together
    Multiple Dates
    Nov 05, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
    Draw Together is a mobile block parties for neighbors experiencing homelessness to move, make, and meditate together. Art creates solidarity, not charity. We are ATX strong. We belong.
    Share
  • Draw Together
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 01, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
    Draw Together is a mobile block parties for neighbors experiencing homelessness to move, make, and meditate together. Art creates solidarity, not charity. We are ATX strong. We belong.
    Share
  • XYZ Residency
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    ESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    As part of the Latino Artist Access Program, XYZ Atlas and Fisterra host Jesus Peña Gonzalez and collaborators for a multi-disciplinary residency to curate an immersive and interactive live and live-streamed installation. The project is to invite all the Austinites to unify, learn, and beautify.
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  • XYZ Practice
    XYZ Practice
    Sep 07, 2021, 9:00 AM – Sep 12, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Austin, 11008 Tangleridge Cir, Austin, TX 78736, USA
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our Team
Jennifer Chenoweth

Founder & Treasurer

 

Chenoweth makes contemporary art in any material that fits the idea, from drawings to large sculpture to interactive collaborative projects. Her recent collaborative project the XYZ Atlas reached a wide audience and culminated in a TEDMED talk released in 2018. She now curates the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel in Austin, Texas to consider the purpose of our lives in the context of a historical cemetery.

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Amy
Morrow

Executive Director

Amy Morrow's vision is to belong wholeheartedly to ourselves, each other, and the environment. She notices patterns, possibilities, and connects people with tools to empower their fullest expression. As a dancer, the body is a teacher of past stories and seeds for future hope living inside us right here right now.

Marta
Stefaniuk

Project Manager

Marta is a skilled Brand Strategist and Producer that specializes in digital marketing, experiential events and integrated media. Her strong capacity for entrepreneurial thinking, and years as a Creative Director, enable her to find innovative solutions to conquer, smooth out or jump over any obstacles her clients present.

Ricardo
Guerrero

Board Member

Ricardo Guerrero is a digital and social media specialist who helped Dell reach its Spanish language customer base through online marketing. Ricardo helps Fisterra with digital strategy, communications and innovation.

Emily
Pratte

Board Chair

Emily Pratte, an experienced events producer for organizations such as SXSW, The Texas Tribune, the Umlauf Garden Party, and more. A skilled communicator, she has been invaluable Fisterra’s extensive events and production.

Dr. Stephen
Caffey

Board Member

Dr. Stephen Caffey is an art historian, curator and critic who understands fine art within social and historical context. He advises on thinking bigger, and linking art to place and people.

 
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