The Roberts Belt
       
     
Maia1.jpg
       
     
 Miniature prototype of the belt and the environment for the exhibit.
       
     
static1.squarespace.gif
       
     
 Wearable Prototype #2. Prototype #1 was made with some questionable fabric choices, and was luckily never photographed.
       
     
  Article written about the show and the belt!
       
     
The Roberts Belt
       
     
The 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.

Maia1.jpg
       
     
 Miniature prototype of the belt and the environment for the exhibit.
       
     

Miniature prototype of the belt and the environment for the exhibit.

static1.squarespace.gif
       
     
 Wearable Prototype #2. Prototype #1 was made with some questionable fabric choices, and was luckily never photographed.
       
     

Wearable Prototype #2. Prototype #1 was made with some questionable fabric choices, and was luckily never photographed.

  Article written about the show and the belt!