ZERO1 Public Art Projects selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review!

ZERO1 Public Art Projects selected for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review!

In just a few days Pittsburgh will host the 2013 Annual American for the Arts Convention. Each year American for the Arts brings together art leaders from around the nation to discuss innovative ways to use art to build communities and strategize how to better communicate the essential impact that the arts has to offer. Additionally during the Public Art Network Preconference 50 public art projects nationwide are selected for the American for the Arts Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review. We are excited to announce that two of ZERO1’s public art projects were selected for this honor; 2012 ZERO1 Biennial public art project Datagrove by Future Cities Lab and Solar Phone Booth by Sol Design Lab.

Datagrove by Future Cities Lab is an interactive installation commissioned for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. It uses advance digital fabrication techniques, including custom electronics, text to speech modules, LEDS and LCDS, and is capable of sensing a responding to people nearby. It collects local trending Twitter feeds and then voices them to the public. Datagrove was located in the California Theatre Courtyard. Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office, founded by Jason Kelly Johnson with the collaboration of Nataly Gattegno.

Solar Phone Booth by Sol Design Lab was commissioned as well for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial. Transforming an old pay phone, it uses a hexagonal solar panel to power outlets and phone chargers. This installation provides the community a space to charge their mobile electronics while in the shade of the solar roof and on furniture from up-cycled materials. Last summer the Solar Phone Booth was located at Gore Park. Sol Design Lab is a studio dedicated to the development of progressive solutions for urban sustainability. Founded by Beth Ferguson, ecological designer, with the 
collaboration of Dallas Swindle, industrial designer.

Congratulations to Future Cities Lab and Sol Design Lab, and to all the winners chosen for their outstanding public art projects. We will post the full list of winners for the Public Art Network 2013 Year in Review at the end of the preconference in Pittsburgh. Thank you for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Phone Booth, Sol Design Lab installed in Gore Park