McCullough ’10’s urban design project at Bronx Museum

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Angus McCullough ’10, one of seven finalists in a design competition to reimagine the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, has his work on display in an exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts which opened yesterday and will run until January.

Today’s NY Times praised his design as a “concept touches on a critical urban subject: the intensifying battle between transparency and privacy in the public realm”, and as having “voyeuristic appeal.” Not bad!

The proposal, “Live Wired”, has a a web of cameras, projectors, and speakers dispersed throughout the avenue to allow novel forms of interaction for residents and commuters. Part of the design is a 24-hour video of the sky projected onto the ceilings of nearby subway platforms, so people underground can see the sky outside (pictured above).

Cool stuff – read a lot more about the project in features in the Wes Connection and the Argus, and see more of Angus’s work at angusmccullough.com.

NY Times: Grand Visions for a Faded Bronx Boulevard
Wesleyan Connection: McCullough ’10 Designs Socio-Urban Plan for Bronx’s Grand Concourse