WORKS WHEN asks residents of Richmond, VA "what works for them in their neighborhood". They place a small pearl on a handheld stylized map of the city, locating their neighborhood.
Each tile is an artifact - documentation of a conversation about the community in which the participant lives. On the reverse of the tile, they write a sentence about their neighborhood that includes the words "WORKS WHEN".
Over 300 tiles are assembled geographically on a large simplified floor map of the city. The accumulated tiles offer insights about what is important for neighborhoods to function and for communities to thrive.
VCU Anderson Gallery, May 2019
Richmond Public Library, Main Library, May - June 2019