Reprogramming the City:
Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Posted on August 7, 2013
Filed Under Boston, creative strategies, exhibitions, ideas, projects | Leave a Comment

rtc title Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Now that the media and blogging community has had first dibs on covering my latest project, it’s time to talk about it here.

Reprogramming The City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure is a global overview of ways in which existing urban infrastructure is being re-imagined, re-purposed and re-invented to do more in the city. It’s a collection of ideas of how cities can do more with the structures and systems they already have. The exhibition is on at Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space Gallery until September 29, 2013.

The exhibition is an illustration of my belief that the city holds a vast amount of untapped ability. The structures, surfaces, objects and systems that underpin its daily operations have the potential to do more, to perform an alternate function, or assume an entirely new role in the mechanism of the city.

Reprogramming The City explores a new paradigm of urban creativity and resourcefulness that treats the hardware of the city as a platform of opportunity, and infrastructure not as the end result of a previous creative process, but the beginning of a new one.

light therapy 02 Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Light Therapy from Umea, Sweden: Repurposing the city’s bus stops as light therapy stations.

Reprogramming the City is a collection of some of the best ideas I’ve found in cities around the world that apply resourceful strategies to the existing physical assets of the city. The projects highlighted in Reprogramming the City go beyond being just aesthetic improvements for the city – they represent a new innovative and resourceful approach, transforming the existing physical assets of the city into vehicles to benefit public health, movement, communication, social cohesion and environmental concerns.

utec 01 Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

UTEC Water Billboard from Lima, Peru: harvesting the air’s humidity for clean drinking water.

The notion of reprogramming our relationship with the city, and the role design in the city, has always been at the center of the urban design projects I’ve created and directed over the years. A couple years ago I began a wide-ranging research project exploring how a new spirit of resourcefulness was emerging in cities everywhere. This exhibition is the first of many projects that will come out of my ongoing research in this field.

Reprogramming the City isn’t only a display of projects from other cities, it is also a lab of sorts for new prototypes for reprogramming existing urban assets. City Tickets by Mayo Nissen (pictured at right, below) is one such prototyped project being launched in the exhibition. The City of Boston provided a Multispace Parking Pay Machine for Nissen to literally reprogram to provide a model for how the machines could serve an additional function in the city beyond just dispensing units of time for parking.

city meter ideas Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

City Tickets (far right) and idea station for ideas for future parking meter use.

Nissen’s reprogrammed parking pay machine now integrates with the city’s 311 incident/fault reporting system, offering the public an opportunity to print out a list of incidents or faults in the city that have been reported in the area surrounding the machine (broken street lights, potholes in need of repair), and a real-time response from the city as to how the incidents are being responded to. Users can also print out a form for them to submit a new incident or fault report, or simply offer a suggestion for improvements for the area. To the side of the City Tickets prototype is an area for visitors to the gallery to submit their own ideas for what future parking pay machines could do, or be, in the city.

Visitors with a keen eye will realize there are more assets within the exhibition from the City of Boston than just the parking machine. It was very important to me when designing the show that the exhibition be of the city and not just about the city. All display structures, signage and freestanding images are actual street signs, posts, foundations and assorted physical materials provided directly by the City of Boston’s operations department. When visitors are done seeing the displays in the first section of the exhibition, turn around and look behind you. The building blocks of the exhibition – particularly the material on which the images are mounted – then become clear:

signs behind Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Looking behind the first section of the exhibition, printed on Boston street signs.

And all information panels for each item on display are printed directly on repurposed street signs:

info signs Reprogramming the City: <BR/>Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

The first group of info panels, printed on Boston street signs.

Reprogramming the City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure is on view at the Boston Society of Architects BSA Space Gallery, 290 Congress Street, Boston, until September 29, 2013. More information can be found here.

Comments

Leave a Reply




*


Follow Scott Burnham on Twitter See Scott Burnham's profile on LinedIn Follow Scott Burnham on Google Plus Subscribe to Scott Burnham's Rss Feed
buy viagra assist cheap cialis
buy viagra search find 76k
discount viagra
order viagra buying viagr
cheap online price price viagra
viagra and cialis
buy generic online viagra
Buy viagra Tulsa
buy generic viagra online
viagra and discovery
buy viagra in new zealand
buy generic viagra usa
cheap viagra cialis india
buy deal herbal viagra viagra
buy cheao cgeap kamagra uk viagra
cheep generic viagra
cheapest generic viagra 99 cents each
buy viagra without prescription pharmacy online
buy online viagra viagra viagra
cheapest viagra homepage
buy viagra online online pharmacy
cheap discount lexapro online
buy generic viagra pharmacy online
buy viagra order viagra
buy viagra online paypal vipps
cheap kamagra uk viagra
discount viagra uk
cheap viagra canada
cheapest online viagra
order viagra with my checking account
buy viagra line
buy cheap cheap kamagra uk viagra
Buy viagra Albuquerque
cheaper cialis levitra viagra
cheap mexico viagra
Buy viagra Philadelphia
discount viagra perscription drug
buy viagra online without prescription
viagra buying
Buy viagra Long Beach
order viagra here
order viagra overnight delivery
buy online viagra viagra
buy generic no online prescription viagra
buy fosamax
order viagra with mastercard
cheap viagra ambien generic cananda
buy viagra online order
order viagra prescription
buy viagra online at cheap price
buy viagra cheap through online sales
cheapest viagra substitut
Buy viagra Phoenix
buy norvasc
buy internet viagra
buy viagra vaniqa prescription
buy viagra ups
cheapest viagra online pharmacy
cheap online pill price viagra viagra
cialis 24
buy viagra low cost
buy online drug viagra pharmacy
discount viagra pharmacy online
cheap discount viagra viagra
buy viagra at safeway
order viagra online consumer discount rx
buy cheap viagra online u
buy taladafil viagra
buy kamagra viagra
buy viagra other drug online
viagra by the pill
buy viagra online a href
buy levitra
buy viagra on-line
cheap viagra
order viagra licensed pharmacies online
cheapest generic price viagra
buy cheap discount lexapro
buy evista
buy viagra online paypal
viagra buy generic
cheap discount levitra
Buy viagra Riverside
buy viagra ebay
buy viagra in england
buy viagra alternative
discount viagra prescription drug
purchase levitra online
cheap discount viagra
order mexican viagra
buy viagra bradenton
buy viagra with paypal
buy now cialis
buy viagra online 3$ per pill
buy online prescription viagra without
cheapest viagra in uk cheap
buy viagra australian
over the counter viagra london
buy online viagra securely buy phentermine
cheap cialis viagra
buy no online prescription viagra
order viagra or levitra
buy line viagra
cheapest viagra online plus zenegra
order viagra 1
cheapest generic viagra and cialis pills
buy cheapest online place viagra
discount viagra sales online
order viagra online consumer rx
cialis online
cheap viagra 25mg
viagra by money order
cheapest viagra online
buy free online sale viagra viagra
Buy viagra Arlington
cheep viagra from indea
viagra buy now pay later
cheap generic online viagra
buy online online viagra viagra
buy cheap viagra online now uk
buy cheap viagra online
buy cheap viagra viagra viagra
cheap discount cialis
buy viagra with discount
Buy viagra Seattle
cheapest viagra us pharmacy
cheap deal pill viagra viagra
Buy viagra Houston
cheap viagra st
cheap herbal viagra
buy viagra online au
buy viagra online bingo game
cialis 2005
buy generic viagra buy
Buy viagra Omaha
buy cheap viagra online now
buy online purchase viagra
cheap pharmacy viagra
cheap generic viagra overnight delivery
order viagra online a href
Buy viagra Atlanta
discount viagra mastercard
cheap pfizer viagra
buy viagra pills
buy cost low viagra
buy viagra 50mg
cheap order prescription viagra
buy viagra for cheap
buy viagra 100mg
cheap generic viagra no prescription
cheap cheap viagra
buy discount viagra online
buy online price viagra
buy prescription viagra
buy viagra in the philippines
buy in uk viagra
buy viagra securely online
buy cheap viagra on
cheap online pill viagra
cheap viagra new zealand
buy viagra now online
generic levitra
buy viagra 32
buy discount price sale viagra viagra
buy lexapro
discount viagra in the usa
cheapest viagra us licensed pharmacies
viagra buy viagra online
Buy viagra Buffalo
cheapsest viagra online
buy herbal viagra viagra
order viagra
buy nexium
buy viagra in canada
viagra buy contest
buy viagra online cheapest
viagra and dn or dn geral
discount viagra generic
cheap online softtabs viagra
buy viagra sale
cheapest prices for viagra online
buy canada viagra
check generic order pay viagra
cheap genric viagra online
buy levitra online
cheap cheap discount sale viagra
cheap viagra generic paypal
viagra buy general
cheap generic viagra from usa
viagra and cialis side effects
buy discount online viagra
buy viagra online 35008 buy
discount viagra 10 pack generic
order viagra now money
order viagra online in wisconsin
discount viagra order viagra discount viagra
buy say viagra
buy now levitra
buy online sale viagra viagra
buy viagra in australia
cheapest viagra prices
buy viagra cheapest
viagra buying online
buy caverta
cheap molde ticket viagra
cheap deal discount price viagra
buy viagra from an online pharmacy
buy plavix
order viagra buying viagra uk
buy levitra now
cheap soft tab viagra
buy viagra in great britain
viagra canada price
cheap deal discount viagra viagra
buy cheap generic online viagra
cheap cialis online
buy buying sale viagra
viagra buy in uk online
viagra and hearing loss
buy in spain viagra
buy viagra without prescription
buy real viagra online pharmacy
buy gw porn viagra
cheap quality viagra
buy cialis online viagra
order viagra on line
Buy viagra Washington
cheap online sales viagra
viagra buy viagra
buy viagra soft tabs
buy viagra onli
cheapest uk viagra
buy viagra prescription
cheap viagra discount viagra buy viagra
buy cheap deal pill viagra
buy cheap generic viagra online
cheap online viagra
buy online viagra
buy levitra viagra
Buy viagra Columbus
buy imitrex
cheap generic viagra substitute
buy locally viagra
cheap levitra online
buy cheap cialis
discount viagra brand drug
buy generic viagra
over the counter drugs like viagra
buy viagra in toronto
cheap viagra online a href
cheapest viagra anywhere
viagra buy do nu
cheapest viagra and regalis
buy viagra online india
buy buy online viagra viagra
cheap canadian viagra
buy viagra in spain
buy cheap online prescription viagra
buy viagra safeway pharmacy
levitra online
buy online levitra cialis viagra
buy can reply viagra
cheap site viagra
viagra by mail canada
buy overseas viagra
Buy viagra Modesto
buy cheap viagra 32
buy viagra online now buy viagra
buy uk viagra
buy form generic viagra
cheap viagra discount
cheap viagra uk
over the counter drug to viagra
cheap generic viagra online
buy viagra and cilas usa
buy avandia
buy carisoprodol no prescription
cheap overnight viagra
cheap meltabs viagra
order viagra viagra online
buy cheap sale viagra
buy discount paxil
buy viagra cheap online
cheapest line viagra
Buy viagra Kansas City
buy viagra where
viagra buy oonline
cheep viagra from inda
buy in online uk viagra
cheapest price viagra
Buy viagra Oakland
cheap viagra kamagra
viagra by overnight delivery
order viagra cheap
order prescription viagra without
buy lipitor
cheapest viagra overnight
order forms for buying viagra
buy cheap cialis generic levitra viagra
buy viagra uk
cheap viagra online uk
cheap viagra in uk
cheap viagra generic
buy discounted viagra
cheap man viagra
buy discount viagra
cheap online purchase viagra
cheap kamagra viagra
buy viagra search find free
cheapest generic viagra
order discount viagra
cheap deal viagra
cheap viagra in the uk
cheap viagra without prescription
order viagra viagra
cheap uk viagra
cheap cheap deal pill viagra viagra
buy viagra from brazil
viagra by mail order
discount viagra overseas
cheap viagra index
buy viagra all information
cheaper viagra
viagra buy online
buy viagra online australia
buy australian viagra
cheapest viagra prices us licensed pharmacies
buy viagra cialis
buy viagra online
cheap viagra viagra
buy buy cheap medved viagra
cheap viagra direct
cheap levitra online
purchase levitra
cheap viagra from pfizer
buy viagra online 35008 buy viagra
buy kamagra viagra india
cheapest viagra on the net
buy viagra per pill
buy viagra generic
cheap websites for viagra
buy viagra now
buy real viagra pharmacy online
buy viagra online u
order status viagra
buy free viagra on internet
buy coumadin
buy viagra online canada
cheap online pharmacy viagra viagra
buy viagra new york
cheapest viagra substitute sildenafil
Buy viagra Pittsburgh
buy cailis viagra singapore
cheapest place buy viagra online
cheap generic substitute viagra
cheapest brand viagra
buy viagra cheap
cheap drug retin viagra wellbutrin
cheap deal deal pill viagra
buy buy cheap viagra
order uk viagra
buy viagra and cilas
Buy viagra Memphis
cheapest viagra in the uk
order viagra now viagra money order
cheap viagra cialis
order viagra visit your doctor online
buy viagra by pill
order viagra uk
cheap pharmaceutical viagra
buy now viagra
cheap india viagra
discount viagra sale
cheap free viagra
cheap soft viagra
order viagra softtabs
order viagra online no rx prescription
cheapest site viagra
buy viagra in amsterdam
buy cheap viagra viagra
viagra buy ionline
buy pill price price viagra
cheap sale viagra
buy cheap viagra in uk
buy cheap viagra cheap viagra online
discount viagra sale online
buy viagra without a perscription
buy viagra pill
buy viagra pill online
buy cialis now
order telephone viagra overnight delivery
order order viagra
buy soft generic viagra cheapest
Buy viagra Mesa
buy viagra in reliable online drugstore
buy cialis viagra
buy crestor
buy levitra canada
buy buy sale viagra viagra
order viagra overnight shipping
order levitra online
order viagra international ships
buy and purchase viagra online
cheap herbal sale viagra viagra viagra
buy cheap online uk viagra
buy online securely viagra
cheapest prices on generic viagra
discount viagra online
Buy viagra Fort Worth
Buy viagra El Paso
buy viagra online uk
buy viagra online alternative viagra