Beyond the Breakdown

Beyond the Breakdown begins with our 2020 system collapse to forge a new process for world-building. In this online experience, participants are guided to imagine alternate narratives for our near-future reality, cultivating a collaborative space for self-reflection and renewal. Created by Tony Patrick, Lauren Lee McCarthy, and Grace Lee.

Screenshot images compiled by Keat Teoh.

ArtistsTony Patrick, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Grace Lee
SoftwareLauren Lee McCarthy, Jesse Cahn Thompson
VideoGrace Lee & Aldo Velasco
DesignKeat Teoh
ComposerJohnny Wilson
FacilitatorsGrace Lee, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Tony Patrick, Claudia Peña, Jesse Cahn Thompson, Aldo Velasco
Captioningai media

Thank You
Beyond the Breakdown was supported and produced in part at Eyebeam as part of the Rapid Response Fellowship program. Our deepest thanks to Romi Morrison, Claudia Peña, Aldo Velasco, Trisha Williams, Joe Unger, Paisley Smith, Linda Han, Dione Oliver, Garrett Oliver, Foss, JP Francis, Brian Cantrell, Ade Mabogunje, Juan DiazB, Alex McDowell, Katie Baker, Derek Özkal, Mark Beam, Victor Hwang, Ruthie Doyle, and Kamal Sinclair.

Image Credits and Sources
Grace Lee, Mason Trinca/ NYT, Victor J. Blue/ NYT, Julio Cortez/ Associated Press, Victor J. Blue/ NYT, Marco Ugarte/ Associated Press, Hector Retamal/ Agence-France-Press/ Getty Images, Chinatopix/ Associated Press, Josh Edelson/ AFP, Joshua Rashaad McFadden/ NYT, Lawrence Bryant/ Reuters, Discovery/, Tyler Hicks/ NYT, Drew Angerer/ Getty Images, Todd Heisler/ NYT, Al Bello/ Getty, Mauricio Lima/ NYT, Elena Life Designs/, Armando Franca/ Associated Press, Damon Winter/ NYT, Dai Sugano/ Getty