The mantra of sustainability attempts to break frame of linear thought- all actions have immediate consequences. Text is a system of syntax with a certain legibility, which we attempted to pollute in order to reveal those immediate ecological consequences
CON:TEXT App intends to raise awareness about the ecological impact of urban production within the city of Boston by activating the esplanade as a navigational device for collecting point source pollutants in the form of air, land, and water toxins along the Charles River. Reading the toxin source data as a 'text' to be inserted into the narrative of an existing walking tour, the app 'pollutes' the narrative with the appropriated data, enabling its user to scroll, click, write, and read its inherent text. CON:TEXT seeks to enable existing spaces to maintain local identity while creating new modes of engagement within their global context.
In collaboration with: Leana Libourel
Site: Boston, MA