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?
In My Backyard (IMBY) 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.).
Participants will be able to come in a build, renovate, tear down, relocate buildings, green spaces, or whole parts of the city to help determine what an open source city building looks like. VAE is providing the supplies and space for the community at large to come an determine what the community should look like all we need is public’s help.
VAE is also planning days for groups to come in and work on the city. Groups can build on their own, work as a team, respond to a randomly drawn disaster or they can work through a building project game. The game pits roles and power structures against one another to see whose project comes out on top?
IMBY is part interactive art installation, part game, and part community conversation. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come help build paradise.
If you are interested in bringing a group for a build day email Kyle or Monet.