freeway racers
  • Summary.Freeway Racers is a 2-4 player board game, for kids and adults alike, that explores the history and legacy of redlining practices in Los Angeles and provides room for imagining community-focused alternatives in a way that is both educational and engaging. I was really interested in the idea of infrastructure, something seemingly neutral, being something deeply racist in reality and the concept of roads and freeways simultaneously connecting and dividing a landscape. Before starting the project, I researched the impact of the Los Angeles freeway system on communities of color, white neighborhoods, the environment, population health, how it grew out of redlining and leads to gentrification, as well as case studies around the country where freeways were successfully replaced with something else. I decided to make a board game, rougly based on Chutes and Ladders, where the freeway system differentially helps or hurts your ability to move up the board. I created a rule system for the game play, designed the board, cards, and pieces, created the instructions manual and box covers, and printed and assembled everything.
  • Role.Designer
  • Tasks.Conceptualization, Design
  • Tools.Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop