idBrooklyn is a placemaking, participatory design and art project. This process involves active participation from all the stakeholders of Brooklyn; residents, lovers, shakers and makers are encouraged to share their stories as a part of Brooklyn’s identity. The medium for participation is open ended (with creativity encouraged) including testimonials, drawings, songs, writings, photographs, etc., all which share a piece of the borough’s voracious history. Participation from the people then fuels the studio production of graphic icons representing Brooklyn’s unique character and diversity, often times to elastic for verbal explanation. When completed, idBrooklyn includes a book of graphic icons, an exhibition at a main Brooklyn art space, a documentary short film and an App.