The AjA Project’s (Un)Sheltered + Conversations Photo Mural (6th Avenue / Pennsylvania) and Interactive Media Gallery () highlights the lived experiences of nine people with various connections to, and experiences with, homelessness in San Diego.
Through (Un)Sheltered + Conversations, The AjA Project extends an invitation to San Diegans to listen to their neighbors’ stories, to gain perspective, to take action, and to make a positive impact in our community.
The AjA Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in San Diego, California. Utilizing participatory photography methods and an assets-based model, AjA’s programs provide a tool for creative expression and critical dialogue. Since its founding, AjA has provided long-term, community-based programming for over 3500 individuals, and has shared visual narratives with over 3 million viewers through large-scale public exhibits.
Working from a social ecology methodology that believes a shift in cultural awareness and inclusion can only be achieved when change occurs simultaneously on the individual and social levels, AjA annually installs both small and large-scale public exhibits across San Diego. These exhibits serve to intersect the participant's experience with the larger community, and increase intercultural understanding by illuminating the parallels of the human experience.