This curatorial statement is distilled from conversations with exhibiting artists individually and in groups. Special thanks to participants in the essay writing group including: A.M. Darke, Natalee Decker, Tee Topor, Charlotte Strange, Alice Dee Hoffman, Sonia Levesque, Jasmine Wang, Alice Yuan-Zhang, and Henrique Fagundes
*Terms of Service:* On tech platforms, the terms of service is an asterisk and a statement of what is forbidden; the AI will ban you if you break these rules. How can we build evolving communities of trust online where the rules are encoded in culture not code?
*Architectures of Abundance:* Architectures of space online are shifting and permeable, and architectures of thought are no less so. This is a strategy for curating existing artifacts, generating new ones, and creating a speculative civic architecture for our virtual community.
With *New Art City Festival 2021,* we celebrated our community and all that they have created by shining a spotlight on the artists pushing the boundaries of what is possible with our toolkit. The festival had a focus on new work, condensing over 20 openings into 2 weeks– more than we had ever seen. The exhibitions reflect the tremendous diversity of activity on New Art City across disciplines, media, and geographies. The entire festival is still open and you can revisit the 2021 festival grounds [here](https://festival.newart.city/). This year’s festival features 31 virtual exhibitions by over 100 artists around the world.