The City Speaks

2017

The City Speaks was commissioned as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and designed to act as a 21st century Speakers’ Corner in which open-air public speaking took on epic proportions as spoken words were translated to text and relayed on one of the towers supporting Hull’s tidal barrier.

Free Tank: The Retrospective View of the Pathway

2013 – 2016

Free tank: The retrospective view of the pathway is a permanent public artwork created by renowned British artist Roger Hiorns as the final element of the Temple Quay waterfront master-plan.

Trenchard Street (Stoney Street Steps)

2014 – 2016

The renovation of the Stoney Street pedestrian public right of way was conceived and designed as a route and a destination social space to articulate through the use of materials the disjuncture between the crust of human occupation above ground and the bedrock beneath.

Writing on the Wall

1991 – 2002

Photographs of the Jewish quarter in Berlin from pre-world war II were projected on the buildings and streets where they were originally taken and then photographed to remind the city of a part of its identity sometimes forgotten.

Superkilen

2011

Superkilen Park in Copenhagen is a collaboration between BIG (architects), Topotek1 (landscape architects) and SUPERFLEX (artists) to create a public space that celebrates the diversity of its residents. The park is 355,000 square feet and boasts 60 installations of urban best practice from around the world.

Neon Parallax

2012

Across the rooftops of several prominent buildings in Geneva’s Plaine de Plainpalais are nine neon sculptures, which create an additional visual space in an already dense urban environment.  The project, 'Urban Parallax' was officially inaugurated in October 2012 with an exhibition and an international conference at the Salle du Faubourg.

Conflict Kitchen

2010 – 2015

Located in a kiosk within the park surrounding the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Conflict Kitchen is both a restaurant and a socially engaged public art project that only serves cuisine from countries with which the USA is in conflict. The project, created by Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, rotates identities every few months in relation to current geopolitical events and has included North Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela. The current version of Conflict Kitchen is Afghanistan.

Undergo.The Parallels

2012

The exhibition project Undergo.The Parallels took place in 2012, in Tbilisi pedestrian underground passages, involving 29 artists and collectives included emergent local ones. For 70 years Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, had been part of the Soviet Union, that built the underground passages. Nowadays these undergrounds are still under development, in some of them new “organized” commercial infrastructures are built beside the unofficial ones, others are under the danger of collision and have lost their practical function, becoming a place for garbage or public toilets.