Delory first came to America when she was 17. She went outside, felt the cold and did not enjoy it. This project is a bag that has pouches that give the user the feeling of coming to America for the first time .
The reason this project was created was because we think people need to be aware of the feeling of being an immigrant and coming to America for the first time. The feelings bag is for everyone. If the user is an immigrant the user can relive these memory's of traveling to a new country. If the user is not an immigrant the bag can make you aware of the feeling of coming to live in America. There will be around 2-6 pouches in the bag and each one will give off the feeling of coming to America for the first time. Many other sources will just tell humans the feeling of being an immigrant but in this project the user gets to feel how it is to be an immigrant. The user will dip there hand into the pouches and there will be a feeling in for an example if the feeling would be cold there could be ice in there.
This bag shows the feeling of what you might think of America. However, when you open it and reach into the pockets you experience the bad feelings that Delory felt when she came to America at seventeen.
We have designed this bag so that anyone can reach into the pockets and feel Delory's (and many others') experience. There will be 2-6 pockets and each of them will have a different feeling such as coldness or isolation. There are lots of things that will tell you what being an immigrant is like, but this will help you understand the feelings that you would experience from being an immigrant. The user will put their hand into the pocket and feel the inside. There will be different feelings depending on the textures and shapes, such as sharp and rough feelings for scared.