Ray Boyle, Co-Founder, Our City Network
As co-founder of Our City Network, Ray Boyle works with cities, non-profits, private sector industries, and native creatives to help transform the landscape of our built environment through participatory culture. She has been creating participatory experiences at the city-scale since 2010, transforming bridges into green lawns, billboards into contemporary art installations, and building large-scale interactive art pieces for thousands. Her work centers around the belief that by creating non-polarized spaces for shared experiences, we can help bridge the divide between us and “the other,” and ultimately design communities that are more inclusive, healthier, and happier.
Since founding Our City in Spring 2015, Boyle has spoken at Hopscotch Design Festival, Design Museum SF, Code for America Summit, and AIASF on the role of Public Design in reimagining and building the future of our cities. She is currently working with Georgia Tech, City of Atlanta, Hopscotch Design Festival, City of Oakland, KaBoom, Museum of Design Atlanta, and many more on bringing art, design, and play into the built environment and helping to make our cities better, together.
She has been an adviser and consultant to multiple arts organizations, maker communities, and singularly spectacular art interventions. Project and organizational partners include American Steel Studios, Bay Bridge Steel Project, YBCA, SF Planning, Oakland Makers, 25th Street Art Collective, Art City Project, Market Street Prototyping Festival, ReAllocate, Communitere, Burning Man, ADX Maker Studios, PDX Ad Federation, Right Brain Initiative, and many more.