This one is for the Denver Water team currently wrestling with the size of the Eco Machine… An installation at PS1 in Queens aims to make water infrastructure into something visible, fun and provoking, versus “separate, smelly, fenced, invisible.” Note to self: don’t drink the water next time I am in Long Island.
“For many years, we’ve seen sustainability and political ecology as a kind of punishment,” … “Because we produce too much garbage or we don’t use the resources well, we have to be made miserable. We have to change our perspective to these crises. This is the time we happen to live, so we have to change our relationship to it, we have to create a culture and an enjoyment for it.”
“The Office of Political Innovation … focuses on how the built environment encourages certain behaviors over others … architects and designers should consider how to make positive social outcomes not only more accessible, but also more alluring, more fun.”