Roxana Dominguez


Inequality of Urban Space

The inequality that still prevails within the human race is a constant problem in our society. When living in an environment that is constantly deteriorating and is looked down upon without having a choice, the future generally is not so good. Regardless of the different incomes we have, a person’s quality of live should never be jeopardized because of things they have no control over.

I decided to focus on inequality as apparent in physical urban space. The consequences of such inequality reflect in the way neighborhoods are perceived and the stereotypes that surround them. The quality of life in a low-income neighborhood is extremely discouraging. It stops people from evolving and believing they can achieve more in life as opposed to a normal/higher-level neighborhood, where the grass is always greener.

My 45 symbols portray the evident differences between advantaged and disadvantaged neighborhoods and draw attention to the importance of the extreme disconnection between these two worlds. The way these symbols were drawn and illustrated reflect the quality of life in such neighborhoods. And while differences in income will always exist, the quality of life shouldn’t be at risk or compromised.

Roxana Dominguez

My name is Roxana Dominguez and I’m a senior currently studying Graphic Design at the University of Houston. Inequality, in any aspect, saddens me and as a graphic designer I have the opportunity to voice out my opinion and express myself freely. Through my work I transmit everything I feel with the intention that it somehow makes a connection with at least one person. Inequality in physical urban space is something that is unfair and its not taken as seriously as it should be. With these symbols, I hope to raise awareness and give the people who suffer from this situation the importance they deserve. No life should be compromised with events in their life they have no control over.