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Studio 3

Lake Street, also known as diversity street, is home to a strip of businesses/services, which are owned and serve a very diverse population of people.

After the killing of George Floyd, a person of color, just 8 blocks south of Lake Street, Lake Street and the communities around it underwent heavy traumatic stress as they saw this as a violation of not only human rights, but their identity. Symptoms of the communal traumatic stress included lost of trust in police and neighbors, feelings of frustration, feelings of revenge, all of which manifested in protest, riots, looting and destruction of properties. The lake street community was damaged, and though recovering, it continues to have few safety nets in place able to address the invisible injury that is trauma.

Research shows that settings that include vegetation, gardens, and green space reduce stress, pain, increase the rate of healing, promote peace, tranquility, enhanced self-esteem, and a sense of connection to the environment.

By embracing the therapeutic green space of the Midtown Greenway and the community uplift culture of Lake Street, The Twin-Cities Trauma Recovery Center bridges the gap between the two for the purpose of providing a biophilic influenced trauma center for the Lake Street community and individuals alike.

Lake Street Connections & Community Uplift

Process Work

Final Iteration

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