Sharing your story with Over Ruled
How do rules affect your life?

Looking Up Art is a team of artists dedicated to creating large-scale public art, and this year we are creating a 12-foot sculpture featuring nine testimonials—real stories from real people—about the impacts of rules in their lives. We hope our art will raise awareness of restorative justice as a practice, and as a component for racial justice in particular. This art will be installed at Burning Man 2023, and possibly other venues in the future.  

We need your help. We value your perspective.

We are currently gathering the testimonials that will appear in this piece. If you have an experience with rules—formal ones, like laws, or informal ones, like norms and expectations; ones that you broke or ones you blindly followed—that left an important impact on your life, please leave a submission on this form with a few details, and we will be in touch with you. 

We especially seek your story if you've been disproportionately impacted by enforcement (social, legal, otherwise). We will honor and respect your story—we will not share any part of it without your consent, and we would be grateful to hear what you have to say. 

Want to know more?

You can learn more about the art and see a version of what one such story might look like here. We (Looking Up Art) are a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to creating public art while fostering community. Our art focuses on the bright and the bold, the interactive and the extraordinary, and our community does the same. We are a collaborative arena for artists, designers, engineers, and tradespersons to come together and make magic.

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What rule (policy, law, expectation, etc.) are you sharing your experience with?
What’s your story of being impacted by that rule? 
Following or breaking rules; positive or negative impacts.
How did this experience impact or change you in the immediate aftermath, and in the longer term? *
Does your story connect directly to restorative justice? If so, how?
In your own words, how would you describe yourself?
(Examples: I am non-binary and use they/them pronouns; I am a Chinese American single mom)
Are you open to being identified using those terms accompanying your story?
Do you consent to with Over Ruled using an edited version of your story for the art piece?
Email: where can we reach you?
We may contact you to discuss your story in more depth (only if you wish to) so we can make sure we represent it in a way that feels true to you.
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

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