Temporal Cities: Blanket Fort Festival

Temporal Cities is an interactive momentary environment constructed by artists, neighbors and attendees. Building on the childhood concept of “blanket forts” the aim of Temporal Cities is to create a platform for experiential collaboration through wonder, rooted in the belief that creativity is intrinsic to human nature- art is for everyone. Temporal Cities seeks to be a bridge between communities, neighbors, and individuals. 


Previous incarnations include:

Temporal Cities: Benton Park (2014-2018)  In partnership with the Benton Park Neighborhood Association this was a one-day festival in July located in Benton Park in St Louis Missouri. The event featured participant built blanket forts, live music, performance art, classes, and installations.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation/Marfa Dialogues: Fox Park Interpretive Center (2013) Collectively built Interpretive Center on the corner of Shenandoah/California in St Louis Missouri. Participants were encouraged to explore the lot and create a mini-museum with items collected or tagged. Local historian Lynn Josse shared maps of what the area looked like prior to and in various stages of development 

Pop-up Blanket Forts with the Contemporary Art Museum's (CAM) Art Bus: Maritz Family Day & the Magic House (2011): Working as a guest artist, Emily worked with CAM to setup several Blanket Fort events including a weeklong Blanket Fort installation in a room at the Magic House.