Emergent Infrastructures // Lydia Jessup - SloMoCo
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Emergent Infrastructures // Lydia Jessup

Temperature checkpoints, contactless payment, plexiglass encasements, transparent tarps and vinyl stickers demarcating danger/safety zones – these DIY infrastructures constructed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are microcosms of new interactions in our public spaces. This research effort will study emergent and shifting urban forms in New York City: What new objects, media and sensors now mediate our public spaces? What design and interaction patterns are emerging, morphing the boundaries of and movements within our public spaces?