About the Project

The 2002 summer exhibition Consuming Places examined virtual and physical social spaces that contain the potential to radically alter the urban environment experience. The internationally diverse artists therefore drew influence and inspiration from architecture, industrial design, and new media to offer both outdoor and indoor interventions along the DUMBO waterfront.


The works—such as an installation of sound artifacts collected from the Brooklyn Bridge and a telescope that revealed personal messages in the city skyline—spanned virtual, physical, and social realms, as well as connected the city’s historic character with the ephemeral nature of new technologies.




Multiple Artists

Consuming Places