Unfolding Humanity

exterior of unfolding humanity as the sun rises


Unfolding Humanity (by San Diego Geometry Lab in 2018) predates Art Builds and is directly responsible for the creation of the collective. The interactive sculpture, a steel dodecahedron covered in over 17,000 LEDs, highlights the tension between technology and humanity. This sculpture was conceived, designed, and built by a large group (80+) of faculty, students, and community volunteers. The pentagonal walls of the sculpture unfold under human power and allude to Albrecht Dürer’s 500-year-old unsolved math problem on unfolding polyhedra. Featured at Burning Man 2018 and San Diego MakerFaire 2019, it is currently in the process of being refurbished for its next installation. Visit the San Diego Geometry Lab to learn more.

unfolding humanity interior with reflections of a woman