Roberts belt

Roberts Belt

This was an installation piece, made for the exhibit Fix! for SVA's Design for Social Innovation MFA program. We were asked to imagine and invent a tool to fix a social problem.

In June 2014, the supreme court case McCullen v. Coakley struck down the 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. The belt is named for Chief Justice John Roberts who wrote the opinion (in a 9-0 decision). With this in mind, I came up with the concept of a wearable buffer zone.