From April through August 2011, I was an artist in residency at Beyondmedia Education(BE). Working collaboratively with talented artists, educators and cooperating organizations at BE, I designed workshops that focused on personal narratives and the concept of creating safe spaces. participating organizations included the Arab American Action Network, Benton House, ProsArts, and Insight Arts. The sculptures made by youth at the workshops were brought together and installed at the Building Safe Communities Summit at Columbia College in Chicago. Each individual space became part of a large cityscape, identifying individual voices in the urban space we live in collectively.