havehave is something Deaf people use in a few different sign languages, for example American Sign Language, Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and British Sign Language. Although each language has its own sign for the word 'have', across languages Deaf people often sign it twice in rapid succession to signify they have something to share with you.
e.g. Advice havehave, History havehave, Story havehave
We want share the full complexity of our Deafness and the depth of our identities. To do that, we will encourage our contributors to look into their past, present and future. To share their advices, histories and stories.
Past — anecdotal, e.g. Sharing personal stories
Present — topical, e.g. Black Lives Matter
Future — advice & ideas, e.g. shaping a better future for Deaf community
Base visual system
This is an ongoing project. The approach and format is not fixed, and it may change over time.
A collaboration between artist Christine Sun Kim & designer Ravi Vasavan, made in 2020