The Sensory Room was a collaborative project with Martha Washington Elementary School in Philadelphia. Special education teacher, Hope MacDowell, requested the project through the Neighborhood Time Exchange Program while Reed was an Artist-In-Residence. Neighborhood Time Exchange was a collaborative endeavor of Philadelphia Mural Arts, People Emergency Center, Broken City Lab, and The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. Sensory rooms are spaces for children with special needs (behavioral, developmental, emotional), where students engage in learning activities that promote self-care, resilience, and recovery.
Photo Credits: Albert Yee
Special Education teacher Hope MacDowell, her assistants and students enjoying their new classroom.