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City Sensing + Signal Space at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture

We are pleased to announce that our Signal Space project which deals with tracking and visualizing the mobile communications infrastructure of New York City is one of the featured projects in Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good,  the  United States pavilion at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture. The American pavilion is curated and organized by the Institute for Urban Design.

Signal Space is a component of Normal Projects’ research and data sharing initiative, City Sensing, a new platform for sharing data and visualization tools concerning the electromagnetic and biochemical environment of New York City. A beta preview is available online now. We anticipate a full launch later this Winter. Stay tuned!

For more information about mobile phone and data networks and their infrastructures, please see our recent article in Urban Omnibus and in the forthcoming Bracket [Goes Soft].

UPDATE: August 29, 2012. Press Release here.

We’re honored to have played a small part in the US Pavilion at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture and are pleased to announce that the American pavilion was awarded an honorable mention (along with Russia and Poland) for best national pavilion, with top honors going to Japan. This is the first time in Biennale history that the USA has won a prize. Hearty congratulations to the curatorial team of Cathy Lang Ho, Ned Cramer, and David van der Leer, with Paola Antonelli, Anne Guiney, Zoe Ryan, and Michael Sorkin; The Institute for Urban Design; the exhibition designers at Freecell; the graphic designers at M-A-D; and the designers of the courtyard at Interboro; and of course the other  designers and interventionists represented in the exhibition.