Prototype #2: Share, Swap, Gift: Kidney Health Awareness Campaign @TC

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   Share, Swap, Gift,   the Kidney Health Awareness Campaign initiated at Teachers College, Columbia invites us to learn more, connect more around the things that matter. 

Share, Swap, Gift, the Kidney Health Awareness Campaign initiated at Teachers College, Columbia invites us to learn more, connect more around the things that matter. 

Feb. 2017 We launched prototype #2: Share, Swap, Gift.

  • Artifact: Valentines Day/Trading Cards
  • Model: Community Engagement
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University       
  • Goal:  Each 4x6" card presents a single unique fact about kidney health. Campus community members were encouraged to SHARE a new fact with a another member of the community either in person or via social media, SWAP or exchange cards with another to learn a new fact, or GIFT a card to extend your reach in the direction of someone new, who may even be outside of your immediate community.              
  • Results: Individuals shared personal stories within their own respective communities. 
  • Summary: 

 
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 Share, Swap, Gift is interactive & reflects the language of organ donation.

Share, Swap, Gift is interactive & reflects the language of organ donation.

26 million American adults have kidney disease and most don't know it.  On February 14, National Donor Day, at Teachers College, #wearewelcomehere handed out over 60 Donor Day/Valentine Cards. Each 4x6" card presents a single unique fact about kidney health. Campus community members were encouraged to SHARE a new fact with a another member of the community either in person or via social media, SWAP or exchange cards with another to learn a new fact, or GIFT a card to extend your reach in the direction of someone new, who may even be outside of your immediate community. Think of these cards as a pedagogical tool to increase learning through interaction. Share, Swap, Gift, the Kidney Health Awareness Campaign initiated at Teachers College, Columbia invites us to learn more, connect more around the things that matter. 

Our health matters. We encouraged campus community members to SHARE, SWAP & GIFT the cards to begin a dialogue within more intimate circles about kidney health. Rather than restricting these important conversations  to predesignated forums, encourage students to take ownership of their community.  For us, it is more important that these conversations happen rather than who leads the conversation. Ultimately, it is our hope to create alternative forums that empower students to build community by increasing meaningful interactions with peers and to challenge notions of when and where these important conversations begin.

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