Asking Ypsi is an art project by a pair of EMU undergrads, in the spirit of interactive urbanist Candy Chang.  In spring of 2012, large dry erase boards were mounted in downtown Ypsilanti, with the prompt "I'm in Ypsilanti because...", and on campus with the prompt, "I would stay in Ypsi if..." The artists periodically photographed the accumulated responses, then cleared the boards to start over.

The project's online archive can be found at