Design + Rome Show

26Sep07

Been working on a project with Benedetta for an exhibit in Rome, Italy, October 5 – 13th. We proposed re-appropriating a classic piece of Italian design that dates back to roman times – the sewer grate. The architectural elements are a ubiquitous iconic symbol of Rome that are usually stuffed with garbage and thus dont function too well as sewer grates. So we fabricated on and cast it in resin with cast iron powder and have embedded sensors that react to a viewer walking up it and reveal images of a crowded party scene behind it.

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please link to Benny’s page for more in depth documentation on the whole process and event:

http://itp.nyu.edu/~bp432/blug/archives/design_rome/

Here is a movie from the opening in Italy.

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