The Architecture of Trash

Architect Juliette Spertus has assembled a new exhibit called "Fast Trash! Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities" that peels back the layers of the city to look at the infrastructure underneath.
May 23, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Urban Omnibus talked to Spertus about the exhibit:

"UO: What do you think this has to teach us about our attitudes towards infrastructure, in terms of both the system itself and also investments in large-scale systems, something we're finding politically difficult at the moment.

JS: One goal I have with this exhibition is to give people a way of conceiving this system. Garbage collection is invisible. You see the trucks but you don't see the logistics network and infrastructure. It's very difficult to get a grasp on it, whereas with a park, a tram, a new building or a school, it's very concrete – this is what it is and this is what we need to get there."

The full interview is at Urban Omnibus.

The official exhibition page is here.

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Published on Friday, May 21, 2010 in Urban Omnibus
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