The project is about changing how people use a public space. Based on our observation, new yorkers tend to treat Astor Place as a waiting spot. The main activity there was merely waiting. The goal was to simulate triangulations and to make the location more happening.
After tested out several ideas, we decided to make another cube stands alongside with Alamo, The cube was about a man height and had several markers tied on to. It turned popular quickly, people started to leave lots of graffiti and messages on the cube. After a while, more people took out their own tools to leave marks: brush, pen, sticker, cutter .... We successfully created more actions and made strangers mingled while playing with the cube( or while watching others doing it).
Covered with tons of graffiti; the cube existed at Astor Place for three days before it's mysterious missing. (2007)
one of our prototypes
After 3 days
The Cube was a group project.
Collaborated with Tu Alex Wataru
,Rabia Malik and Reema Chandhok
The project was featured on Gothamist