Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Patrick Lydon

Photo by Patrick Lydon

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Everett Taasevigen

Photo by Patrick Lydon

Photo by Patrick Lydon

Image courtesy of artist

Image courtesy of artist


Build Your Own World

The future is not just about what’s next. It’s also about what we can build to ensure that what’s next matters. How can we, as resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural divisiveness?

The 2010 01SJ Biennial is predicated on the notion that as artists, designers, engineers, architects, marketers, corporations and citizens we have the tools to (re)build the world, conceptually and actually, virtually and physically, poorly and better, aesthetically and pragmatically, in both large and small ways. 01SJ is about how powerful ideas and innovative individuals from around the world can make a difference and come together to build a unique and distributed city-wide platform for creative solutions and public engagement.

Under the theme “Build Your Own World,” ZER01, in collaboration with dozens of partners, will present over the course of 4 days, from September 16-19, hundreds of artworks, performances, events, and artist talks, which not only imagine the future of the world) but begin to build it.

Join us. Show us. Build it.

Steve Dietz, Artistic Director
Jaime Austin, Assistant Curator