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The Vulnerability Museum

Photo: Michael Goodman

Photo: Michael Goodman

We asked strangers to lend us items of sentimental value to be displayed next to explanations of what gave them value at the Tiny House Festival in Concord, Massachusetts. We gave "museum tours" describing poignant, funny, and touching anecdotes about the items. Among the pieces were a Post-It note, a pair of pants, a book passed on for generations, and a star made from aluminum foil. Passersby wrote down their thoughts and reactions on index cards and place them on the walls. We drew on research about shame, vulnerability, and game theory in designing this museum.

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