Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities April 2010

What if we radically changed the way we move garbage through the city? Fast Trash, an exhibition designed and co-organized by Project Projects, explores this question through the lens of a novel approach to garbage collection that has served Roosevelt Island since 1975. Part infrastructure portrait and part urban history, the exhibition draws on archival materials, original maps, photographs, drawings, diagrams, and video interviews to bring an invisible system to the surface, asking what a community built around progressive policies and technologies can teach us about how we choose our infrastructure. The exhibition graphics employ a customized headline typeface developed by Project Projects.

 

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities

Fast Trash - Roosevelt Island's Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities