Uncommon Las Vegas is multi-phase project that focuses on documenting and analyzing Las Vegas’ modern and post-modern buildings and we need your help!
Our goal is to identify a large number of the underrated buildings which are often hiding in plain sight. We have an abundance of lesser-known modern and post-modern buildings that many people in our community love, even if they are not well-known here in the valley. That’s why we need YOU! Uncommon Las Vegas is your chance to explore the buildings closest to you and discover some of the overlooked resources that are hiding in your community.
Phase I: Instagram It (#UncommonVegas)
Phase I of this exciting project is all about urban exploration and photo documentation. We’re asking YOU to go out into the city and photograph the modern and post-modern buildings that catch your eye. Beginning in September and running through the end of October, we’ll be collecting photos, addresses, and short descriptions via Instagram, Facebook and email, documenting the various resources that you come to identify.
Join us either August 26 or 28 for an informational meeting on how to identify modern and post-modern resources and where to focus your efforts. All the information you need to participate will be provided at these meetings. There are no special skills or equipment needed, just a love for old buildings and a camera that takes digital photos (phones are great!) More information on how you can participate in this exciting photo survey process is available on our website.
We’ll be running an Instagram contest using the hashtag #UncommonVegas during a two-month period between September and October and announcing three winners before the end of the year. Prizes are in the works and categories included: the Maximum Effort Award, the Uncommon Champion Award, and the Adverse Encounter Award. While we will be accepting contributions via Facebook and email as well, the contest will be limited to Instagram submissions only. Official rules and instructions will be added to our website before September first.
*Update: We received over 700 photos during the Instagram photo survey phase! You can view these Instagram photos here.