Summary and photos by Emily Brownson

Furnish A Future is a project designed by AIGA Minnesota’s Design For Good initiative to raise awareness for youth experiencing homelessness. It was created in partnership with YouthLink and displayed at the Art Shanty Projects on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

The Furnish a Future exhibit consisted of five pieces of furniture that created a walk-through experience for community visitors. Each furniture item displayed information about challenges homeless youth face in relation to education, food, health, employment, and shelter. In addition, these pieces relayed ways YouthLink works to combat these issues. Through this awareness project, Design for Good created a space where members of the community were invited to discuss youth experiencing homelessness and consider supporting YouthLink’s efforts.

Read more about the project here. More images of the event will be posted on Facebook.






























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Emily McLaughlin
Emily McLaughlin
Director of Communications
Emily is a graphic designer and creative director based in Saint Paul, MN. She passionate about the potential for design to cultivate collaboration and cleave opportunities. As Communications Director of AIGA Minnesota, her emphasis is on supporting and engaging the design community while kindling new connections.