Allison Chan (b. 1995, Honolulu) is a designer, artist, and naturalist based in Oakland. Interested in  interconnectedness, slowness, and abundance.

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School for Poetic Computation
Eyebeam
BUFU
Seattle Design Festival
Google
Internet.org
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
IDEO CoLab
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Sandspiel
(b. 1995, Honolulu) Designer, artist, and naturalist based in Oakland. Interested in interconnectedness, slowness, and abundance.
MISC
 
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01
2020–
Photo, Cartography
Every year, tens of thousands of salmon migrate back through the Salish Sea to spawn and die in their ancestral rivers and streams. Retracing the earth’s magnetic and chemical pathways over hundreds of miles, salmon return home to birth new life and pass onto the next. Oceanic phosphorus and nitrogen from their bones then fertilize the riverbeds, feeding generations of forests and fauna across the Pacific Northwest. In this sacred ritual, death becomes life.

02
2022–
User Experience, Brand
Sandspiel is a virtual sandbox that lets people of all ages play, paint, and experiment with real-world elements—sand, water, fire, plants, wind, and more. Inspired by sandplay therapy, the natural world, and the early web, Sandspiel offers a gentle sanctuary for expression, enrichment, and healing.

03
2019
Installation
A pair of slow clocks: one that stops when looked at, another submerged in gooey oil. Each loses momentum the more it labors. Dormant at first, a pulse can only be discerned if you give it time and listen closely. Exhibited at the School for Poetic Computation. Featured in Creative Applications.

04
2020
Print
A pocket poster and pamphlet to help keep each other safe in the fight to keep us all safe. Co-organized and designed with Zainab Aliyu and By Us For Us, with contributions from a community of organizers, artists, and educators . Distributed by small press for free across New York and the Bay Area.
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