The Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.) – a collaboration by artist Dana Albany, kids from San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Hunters Point neighborhoods, Burner families, Burning Man Project and several like-minded organizations has landed in Las Vegas.
Y.E.S. is a mobile spaceship classroom and collaborative art project that gave the kids experience creating and exhibiting their creation, which has gone on tour to Burning Man, the Exploratorium, Hunter’s Point Open Studios, and Maker Faire in San Mateo.
Downtown Project, working with Burning Man Project, helped bring Y.E.S. to Las Vegas, where it opened to the public at the Learning Village November 15, with a variety of family friendly programming including spaceship tours, mosaic workshops with recycled materials, wiring and interactive robotic demos. The spaceship has taken up temporary residence at Zappos headquarters.
Burning Man Project collaborated with Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock City, The Crucible, Exploratorium, and Maker Faire to work with Albany and the kids to build a 10’x 12′ space ship from repurposed and found objects.