As part of the Public Interest Design Incubator Studio's partnership with The Scrap Exchange in Durham, NC, the students set out to engage with the surrounding community and propose a Mini Design Build that would be a small gift to the community. This project is a result of surveying the neighborhoods, talking with residents, and an understanding of the history of the area. Understanding the signifigance of the informal paths throughout the area, there were several discovered that were obviously highly used, but very difficult to manage. One resident said, "When it rains or snows, I have to take the long way around and it adds an additional 10 minutes to my commute." This intervention is a concept or gesture to a larger project that could become small community interventions all over the surrounding neighborhoods.
Requirements of the project included the install had to be done in one day, materials must be a reuse material, and beautiful poetry.