BUILT explores the changing city in the US and the challenges that will affect housing, infrastructure, neighborhood cohesion, and equity in the coming years. BUILT is a series of research, installation, dialogue, interview, and performance events of varied scale, including the opportunity for public conversation offered at this blog.
This week’s discussion begins with this photograph:
City of Portland transportation workers install a new bike box at the corner of SE 7th Ave. and SE Hawthorne Blvd. made of thermal plastic and sealed onto the road with propane torches
Bike box and automotive thoroughfare: accommodation or tokenism? Cooptation or change?
Sign and reality, sign and system: what happens when public space becomes public signage?