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Wilson Pride Pop Up


Wilson Pride, established in 2022 in Wilson, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization helping to celebrate the vibrant LGBTQIA+ communities of Eastern North Carolina. In June the local leaders hold a weekend of celebrating LGBTQIA+ culture, amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices, supporting LGBTQIA+ rights with a festival in the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. 


As a part of the experience, Design Dimension donates time and resources to design and fabricate a public art pop-up. This participatory exhibit is designed to gather information about visitors, extend the brand and mission of Wilson Pride, and connect community members to foster an inclusive environment. 


Developed with the Wilson Pride board team, we displayed a series of questions to ask visitors who wanted to participate. The exhibits included a “community hug”,  talk tubes, a “share kindness” mailbox wall, a community puzzle and a magic mirror.


We loved every bit of creating this and watching everyone participate was so beautiful! Photos by the talented Juan Carlos Duron Martinez who also helped volunteer. Thanks to Wilson Pride and all of the amazing volunteers!! 



Participatory Design 

Pop-Up Exhibit

Brand Experience



Installation and Facilitation

Photographs by
Juan Carlos Duron Martinez

Support from 

Wilson Arts

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Wilson Pride Volunteer Group

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