The project BMORE BIBIMBAP aims to create an opportunity to discuss how designers can embolden diverse communities through creating more inclusive design, using bibimbap as a design method. Through shared interviews and my experience interacting with people working in Little Korea, this project shows how these different individuals came together, like the ingredients in bibimbap. They have been creating a new community that has introduced new cultures to the people of Baltimore similar to how the ingredients in bibimbap create a new flavor. This project explores not only how to bring attention to Little Korea as part of Baltimore’s cultural heritage but also how to celebrate what the diverse community has contributed to Little Korea in Baltimore.
Bibimbaps use five different colors based on Eastern philosophy. I found these five colors in each bibimbap dish served in Baltimore’s Little Korea’s restaurants and combined each color to create this final shade.
I included the bibimbap grid as a rule where I can lay elements that represent individuals and community.