Lukas Brekke-Miesner, Yueqi Chen,
Chris Hamamoto, and Takeshi Moro,
Breaking ICE: A Community Response to a Citizenship Test, 2017/2020


Mixed media
Courtesy the artists

Based loosely on the 100 questions United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses to test aspiring citizens, Breaking ICE replaces the high-stakes civics and history questions aimed to filter people with an open invitation to cultivate community across difference.

By replacing the test with political, personal, and philosophical prompts, visitors can explore the idea of citizenship based on a sense of belonging rather than on formal documentation.

Please follow the link to view the project on its stand-alone website. Once there, click a question that peaks your interest and submit an answer. You can answer as many questions as you like, and you can answer the same question as many different ways as your creativity allows.

Submit your answers to Breaking ICE →

Breaking ICE: A Community Response to a Citizenship Test is part of Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?, an art and civic experience intended to drive awareness and mobilize the diverse communities of the Bay Area around the urgent, long-term impact of the 2020 US Census.
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