Brandon LaBelle

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Proposal to the Mayor I: Transportation & Recycling

The project is based on two aspects of the city of Curitiba in Brazil that contribute to the city’s infrastructure as well as reflect a fantasy of what the city should be: transportation systems and recycling practices form a dual policy in promoting new urban planning as well as images of Curitiba as a “progressive” city. Paralleling such ambition the exhibition consists of two installation projects: one that proposes a supplement to existing bus stops in the city, and another that proposes a permanent public installation using sound as raw material. The projects adopt transportation and recycling as locations for examining the city, as well as proposing city projects to the mayor that think through the place of sound within urban environments.