Facebook Community Leadership Program

Better World Museum has been selected from over 6000 applicants for the inaugural year of the Facebook Community Leadership Program. 115 Community Leaders from 46 countries will receive leadership training, network support, and up to $50K for a project through September, 2019. Better World Museum has proposed to create a digitally immersive interactive exhibit as a modular scalable PopUp, including multi-touch video walls, and interactive projections, VR Garden (TEDxMinneapolis, and performed live in NYC & LA), and our real-life Eco-Garden. The PopUp will be ideal for installation in city centers, malls and airports. We will test our PopUp museum in Shenzhen China, and Silicon Valley during the Summer of 2019. We also will partner with AR/VR Women & Allies and the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice to host a VR Climate Summit. We believe what we’re doing is important and have the data to support it’s reach and impact. It’s the perfect time to share Better World Museum in every community.

Paige Dansinger Portrait

Better World Museum creates more equitable & inclusive space.

Featuring an indoor edible garden, participatory mural walls, AR/VR Center of Creative Technology, and a Makerspace dedicated to creating projects that champion climate justice.

Our Garden One project has been presented at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, IoT Fuse Summit, and MN Association of Museum in 2018. Recognized as the #1 most-read blog post and leading the way for sustainable change by the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice in 2017 & 2018! Our newest Garden Towers are inspired by the roof-top garden at the downtown LA Mission. Our museum’s DIY model is created out of recycled materials. We create two at a time, so we may donate one to homeless/housing shelters. It will be offered online for free as an Open Source plan, as well as sold as a kit. Each sale of a Garden Tower Kit insures one will be donated to people in need. Our design is 100% self-sustainable and will output enough greens & herbs to supply shelters, local restaurants, and freely satisfy hungry museum visitors.

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Exhibited +100 Artists, welcomed +3000 visitors, hosted over 50 events in 2017-2018, including Google Developers International Women’s Day Diversity Forum, Feminist Film Festival, a live indoor skateboard event + film premier with a fundraiser for asylum seekers. Programs that connected the community include Yoga + VR, Paint Night, Garden Hackathons, and Urban Edible Plant Walks. Notable exhibits include Artist Asia Ward’s Cocoon, Support Structures, and Interconnections, with digitally immersive exhibitors from MIT Media Lab and Silicon Valley. Better World Museum has also exposed Virtual Reality to over 200 people who tried drawing in the VR Garden for the first time using an Oculus Rift in workshops at Minneapolis American Indian Center, St. Thomas University, Facebook HQ, in Menlo Park, CA and more.

Better World Museum was founded by Paige Dansinger, recipient of the Facebook Community Leadership Fellowship, as well as MN Pioneer Women in Tech Award (2017), Paige has exhibited her work in galleries in NYC, Los Angeles, and museums including the exhibit Gutai Splendid Playground at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, presented at Media Lab at Met Museum, Google, MN Museum Association, Creative Tech Week NYC, TEDxMinneapolis, Northern Spark, Soo Vac Gallery and more. She was the 2018 Artist in Residence at the Minneapolis Athenaeum, and volunteer mentor at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the downtown Central Hennepin County Library. Paige just returned from Southeast Asia where she was drawing VR Garden with school children and Women in Tech in Cambodia and Singapore. She is ready for new growth, more partnerships, and community-making in 2019! She is currently exhibited in Impetus!, at the Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg NY.