Not In My Backyard
November 2 - 24, 2018
What if you got to design your own perfect city totally from scratch? What would it look like? Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) is a month-long collaborative experiment where we come together and try to do just that, right here in VAE’s main gallery.
VAE will create a blank topographic slate for the public to build on and offer prompts for things to include (like roads, power, food, culture, accessibility, etc.). And because nothing ever goes exactly to plan, participants will occasionally be asked to draw disaster cards that introduce natural, medical, social, or structural challenges to resolve through (re)building and (re)action.
NIMBY is part interactive art installation, part game, and part community conversation. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come help build paradise.