In My Backyard

IMBY II.jpg
 

In My Backyard is a creative placekeeping project in support of the tiny home movement for neighbors that need a safe place to be--a legal place to rest and a way to be part of our Denver community. The project aims to shift from a perspective of “other” to seeing that we are one anothers’ sisters and brothers. As project partners, RedLine and the Colorado Village Collaborative will tour a mobile tiny home activated by socially engaged artists to demonstrate the vitality and creativity emerging from tiny home communities. In My Backyard will create an equal exchange with neighbors to gain advocates that feel empowered to support the tiny home movement.

IMBY III.jpg

 

Locations:

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, July 28-29, 2018

48 Hours of Socially Engaged Art & Conversation - Summit and Exhibition, August 10-11, 2018

 

PRESS: 

Denver’s Tiny Homeless Village Still Faces Challenges, But Year One Was A Win-Win (CPR, August 22, 2018)

Tiny Home Village for Homeless Thriving in Denver’s RiNo District (Denver Post, July 27, 2018)

Can Tiny Houses Solve Homelessness? (5280 Magazine, July 15, 2018)

Denver’s First Tiny Home Village ‘Beloved Community Village’ Turns Six Months Old (Unicorn Riot, January 19, 2018)


 


Project Partners: Colorado Village Collaborative, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Denver Homeless Out Loud, The Beloved Community Villagers, Reach Studio Artists, Buck Foundation, Bayaud Enterprises, Interfaith Alliance, and Denver Arts and Venues