19, a design-based devised piece was based on Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu’s essay, 19 days, an account of memory over a 19 year period on each yearly anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Starting our process with only designers and the director in the room, we responded to the text using a technique based on an exercise that I use in my design classes, “poetic sensual imaging.” This exercise used impulses and physical senses to ask, “What do you see? What do you hear?” Through this technique, we began to create poetic images that expressed the text. Initially, we created a visual and aural landscape for the audience’s journey and eventually added two actors to the process who became several characters. I created an immersive installation where the audience followed the action through several rooms.