Experiments in Motion: You’ve Never Seen NYC’s Subway System Quite Like This
September 17, 2012
Audi of America and Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) have teamed up for an awesome exhibition called “Experiments in Motion.” The show, curated by Christopher Barley and Troy Conrad Therrien, is exhibited next to the Low Line underground park model in an Essex Street warehouse, further exploring the future of mobility, urban space, and transportation within (and below) the city. Read More.
As part of the Audi Urban Future Initiative, a year-long partnership, nine Columbia students were chosen to present their ideas about the future of New York transportation, on giant screens within the exhibition. A glowing 50-foot map of the city’s subway system hangs from the dark ceiling and projects different measurements of time, space, and travel upon the ground below. With help from the MTA and DOT, the subway map replica presents a never-before-seen perspective of every subway station on the island of Manhattan.
“Experiments in Motion” is on view to the public until September 27th.
All photos © Michael Moran