Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) Pioneer Square
Thurs–Sat, Jan 20–Feb 24.
Recommended by Joule Zelman
Jump forward 150 years: What do you see? Environmental chaos? Or a civilization celebrating the last-minute choices that let it escape doom? We Almost Didn’t Make It by the ARTifACTs collective, led by UW Tacoma's Beverly Naidus, invites visitors to transform their dread and pessimism into inspired action. Follow their "recipes" and combine "ingredients" to make artifacts emblematic of today's world, for the benefit of a future society that may be radically different. If having an environmental conscience means living in a constant state of terror these days, here's a chance to transport yourself to a more utopian future—and act on behalf of your children's children.