One Stop is a convenience store installation which condenses and packages six Asian American immigrant populations’ concerns and problems as consumable and sell-able products. The six populations represented, Indian-Americans, Pakistani-Americans, Cambodian-Americans, Vietnamese-Americans, Korean-Americans, and Japanese-Americans, all have different opinions on the issues affecting them. These concerns are “condensed” within the cans shown in an effort to show what each population thinks.
The motivation behind this project is political activism and awareness. Asian Americans generally have a poor voting turnout in comparison to other races within the United States. Each population is affected differently by the issues which concern them, they are also treated differently from one another in the United States. This is an issue of representation as well as the historical factors which affected them independently. If Asian Americans voted more frequently, they would have the power to swing elections based on their independent concerns.
The content within is a generalized version of the immigrant populations’ story, while the label reflects important political bits of that story. This project’s mission is to give the appearance of a product or story being sold. It is unnecessary to open the can physically, as the can is only there to facilitate an interaction between the viewer and the object. The can is interact-able; users can scan the QR code on it to be redirected to information on how to register to vote.