Student sits in a circular pod that illuminates light

SDA student-designed collaboration provides a peaceful, safe space to USC community

A collaborative USC Arts and Arts in Action project with the School of Dramatic, Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, and Inglewood-based Open Paths Counseling Center, the Peace Pods provide solitary space for people to decompress from everyday life.

A Peace Pod installed at USC's Doheny Library, photographed on April 4, 2022. This pod, along with one currently at Leavey Library, will soon move to the Open Paths Counseling Center facility in Inglewood, Calif. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)