Paige Dansinger,
Common Urban Edible Plants

Common Urban Edible Plants native to Minneapolis grow all over downtown, including the ground that the Hennepin County Library rests upon. Artist-in-residence for the Spencer Collection in the Minneapolis Athenaeum, Paige Dansinger, invites members of the Best Buy Teen Tech Lab to join her in drawing common urban edible plants in digital and virtual reality. Regaining traditional edible and medicinal knowledge while using new creative technology helps make 17-19th century botanical prints relevant to today’s young audiences.


Paige Dansinger is the founding director of the Better World Museum and was awarded the 2017 Minnesota Pioneer Women in Technology. Paige is also an artist-in-residence at the Minneapolis Athenaeum, and volunteer mentor at Best Buy Teen Tech Center. Paige reanimates the history of art in digital and virtual reality to create a better world.

Contributing Artists:

Hattie Ball, Madeline Hendriks, Kat Moon, Brian Skalak, and Raquel Wins

Team Credits:

Members of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library, and Hattie Ball


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Minneapolis Central Library Table in atrium; projection on ceiling of atrium

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Paige Dansinger
(b.) Minneapolis, MN
(works) Minneapolis, MN
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