Habiba El-Sayed, Unstolen (2023), Concept Art Renderings

Referencing the House Group Effigy (Jalisco, 300 BCE - 300 CE) from the Gardiner Museum collection, Unstolen is a series of concept art renderings and animations for an upcoming sculpture-meets-video game installation that will illustrate the detrimental effects of looting while also celebrating the aspects of a culture that can never be stolen. 

Using cozy game aesthetics, nostalgia and simple minigames, the installation is geared towards children and adults looking for a low-stress gaming experience. The final iteration of this project will consist of AR-interactable sculptures and a map that can be explored in VR.


Mending the Museum (2023)
Workshop Series:
   Narrative Charm
   Blackout Poetry
   Play it Forward
   Cloning and Paper Clay


About the Collective
Members of the Collective

Mending the Museum is a collaborative duo comprised of Karina Román Justo and Camila Salcedo. Together, their intent is to work as a bridge between artists, communities, regional museums, and craft objects from their collections, to reflect on ancestry and speculative futures within the framework of cultural belonging.

For all inquires, please email mendingthemuseum@gmail.com

Brand identity, website design and development by Natasha Whyte-Gray, 2023.