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Social Service Merchandise is a situation, like a franchise, that explores identity and desire through familiar consumer interaction.

A store catalog itemizes things found locally- like buildings, specific foods, historical sites, local celebrities, sports teams, ect.

Art-goers use this catalogue and an order form to place an order describing an idea of local culture or their own passions.

At the Point-of-Sale kiosk art-goers can purchase their idea in the form of a store receipt. The art-goer keeps the receipt and the store catalog.

Documentation of Social Service Merchandise in Buffalo, NY:

SOCIAL SERVICE MERCHANDISE CATALOG PAGES
SSM DOCUMENTATION
SSM RECEIPT IMAGES

Social Service Merchandise is a framework created and facilitated by Liz Rywelski, in collaboration with participants.  Project assistants: Cheng Cheng, Quynh Nguyen, and Elyse Harzynski.  Project photo credits: Jeanette Chwan, Cheng Cheng, Quynh Nguyen, and Elyse Harzynski.

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