Field Guide is 40-page book detailing how anyone with limited means and resources can start and run a DIY gallery and event space. Topics range from finding the right location to building walls, promotion, and fundraising.
Field Guide is intended as a practical how-to manual, filled with information that was primarily gleaned from the mistakes and hours of trial-and-errors that come from first hand experience. We hope this guide will help offset some of those challenges and act as a catalyst for others to take over spaces all around the world and in whatever fashion they can. Field Guide details how you can create exciting and challenging exhibitions, projects, and public activities, transforming communities into culturally rich and meaningful places to live and make art.
The book release also included an installation of printouts of dozens of available commercial spaces in Lincoln, Nebraska, and large-format posters of each the book's chapters: Space Is Everywhere, Walls Aren't That Hard, Tell Everyone Everything, That Thing Is Interesting With That Other Thing, $, and Thank You.