Library exhibit asks Richmond kids to imagine a better city

DesignRVA and local families map out a more equitable future

a table featuring childrens' crafts of trees, apartment buildings, gardens, and other models of urban planning features

The exhibit was built by Richmond kids and their parents after a day of learning.

Photo by RICtoday

A new exhibit at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library asks young people from around the city: “How would you design a more fair and equitable neighborhood?”

The display was produced as part of DesignRVA, a day of community activities put on by Storefront for Community Design. Storefront is a Richmond nonprofit with a focus on local outreach and urban planning. Every year, they put on DesignRVA, a free event for children and their families to imagine a Richmond neighborhood to live, learn, work, and play in.

The end result is the exhibit now laid out at the library, a 5 by 12 foot tabletop display depicting a 3D map of the city as the children envision it. Head to the library between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to see the exhibit for yourself.