"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."
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
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.
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
stories while traveling and maps adventures
stories of the cultural history of a place through augmented reality (AR)
in real time, where "high" and "low" experiences happen in a city
emotions with geo-located experiences
creativity and survival patterns for self-reflection and healing
an anonymous dataset to understand perception, health, and well-being in communities
dataset for community leaders and urban planners
behavior in relation to current and historical stories and experiences
understanding cultural perception of a place and planning for future
dataset outside of socio-economic status, for all ages, newcomers and longtime members of a community
strategies to serve historically underrepresented communities and connect with the global majority
areas on a map with little data for future outreach
interactive adventures exploring our attachment to place and each other
in person immersive and interactive events in Texas
stories archived in real-life
people reached online
2016-17 College of Architecture's Office of Diversity funded by Mid America Arts Alliance & the National Endowment for the Arts
2017 Project for Public Spaces and Southwest Airlines commissioned Heart of the Community Project, beta digital design, and informed Urban Design Initiative of Austin
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.
- Multiple DatesDec 01, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PMCamp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
- Multiple DatesNov 05, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PMCamp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
- Multiple DatesOct 01, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PMCamp Esperanza, 780 S Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78741
- Multiple DatesSep 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PMESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USAAs 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.
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.
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 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 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, 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 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.