A World We Made Up

‘A World We Made Up’ is a crowdsouced collage made of thousands of submissions of digital drawings of people’s “homes” as solicited through the web. This project was developed through a year-long fellowship with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts of discussions with local activists about the need for spaces to imagine alternate geographies. The drawings are solicited through a custom website (worldwemadeup.com + crowddrawprogram.com) which records user drawings in stroke-based format. A larger iteration of this project will be exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center in June 2018 — where the crowdsourced landscape is presented as a large-scale print (15 by 8 square feet screen print) accompanied by an image search mobile application. The image search application (under development) uses computer vision and image recognition to allow users to interact with the piece and examine where the collaged components come from.