© 2018 by Helen Nelson.  All art works remain the copyright of Helen Nelson unless otherwise stated and must not be replicated or reproduced without prior permission from Helen Nelson. Proudly created with Wix.com

Re-imagining Monopoly

In support of her exhibition 32 Brains, Helen Kilby Nelson led a workshop to re-imagine the game of Monopoly and open dialogue about the housing issues facing people in contemporary society . Participants were encouraged to share their experiences and imagination to recreate one of the most popular board games as a tool for conversation. Monopoly was originally called The Landlords Game. Created by Lizzie Magie, it was a reflection of greedy landlords in the late 19th century. Has anything changed? Does Monopoly represent the current housing situation?