Our streets. Our ideas. Our City.
Our City is a national nonprofit working to transform how people engage with their cities.
We believe in the power of art, design, and play to transform this engagement.
We envision a world where every person sees the world as changeable – then goes out and changes it.
We work to achieve this by creating large-scale public design events, installations, and workshops.
Through our work, we empower residents to imagine and build the future of their communities.
Who We Build With
Residents, artists, designers, community groups
Museums, universities, galleries, BIDs/CBDs
Mayors, city departments, think tanks, civic innovators
Local businesses, foundations, corporations
Build With Us
Plan an Event
Engage residents to reimagine your city
Our City Events are celebrations of the future of the city. They facilitate the creation of new locally-made public design projects, while building momentum for broader and longer-term community action.
Build an Installation
Address a specific need in your city
Our City Installations are temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent transformations of public space. They are always fabricated locally in the city where they will be installed. We provide strategic and logistical support in helping design teams work with cities to develop and install their projects.
Host a Workshop
Convene leaders to get things moving
Our City Workshops bring together key public sector, private sector, and community leaders to incorporate public design into the planning and project delivery process for their city. Over two days, we explore key challenges facing the city and specific tactical projects to address them.