Where Is Fairfield?

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“Where is Fairfield?”; Community wide project consisting of various mediums and materials.

“Where is Fairfield?” was a citywide, community based, interactive public art project presented in the City of Fairfield, California. This work was a collaboration with various members of the Fairfield community and was designed to explore the city´s sense of identity and to heighten the community´s awareness of Fairfield´s existing characteristics.

The question “Where Is Fairfield?”, with all of its subtle layers, was presented to the community through a wide spectrum of media and contexts. Projects included were: Banners, Bookmarks, Buttons, Engraved Bricks, a Fairfield Quilt, Fairfield Living: City of Fairfield T.V. Program, Grocery/ Retail Store Bags, Jelly Bean Project, Library Project, Mall Video Installation, Movie Theaters, Murals by Teenagers, Oral History of Fairfield by High School Students, Photography Project by College Students, Air Plane Banner, Population Sign, Post Cards, Post Office/Cancellation Stamp, Restaurant Flags, Senior Center Project, Slide Projections on Buildings, and T-Shirts.

“Where is Fairfield” also involved gathering information and feedback from individual members of the community and presenting them back to the community at large. The ultimate goal of “Where is Fairfield?” was to inspire a sense of community pride; one which would manifest over the long term through a heightened sense of caring for and about the community in all of its historical, social and political aspects.