The Nowhere2Nowhere Monorail

Helen Cook

This summer, I am building a 500′ long monorail for Burning Man. It will be an ephemeral public transit system that will transport the citizens of Black Rock City from Nowhere to Nowhere for 5 nights, then burn to the ground and disappear without a trace. It will engage its participant’s thinking about public transit, framing the question: how can we build truly functional, well integrated transit systems that support our everyday metropolises.

About Helen Cook:

She is a proponent for rational discourse and has recently been thinking about what it takes to live well.

Helen Cook’s title contains the word ‘engineer’, and she is very excited about finally having the opportunity to drive a train.

2010 IdeaWave