Client: The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
for Studio Influx with Maegan Rzasa and Tarek Awad
Over the course of two years, the artist group: The Institute of Infinitely Small Things, conducted a sociological experiment during various events around the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute artists collected over three-hundred proposals for renaming the individual streets within the city of Cambridge. This was accomplished by setting up booths in busy pedestrian intersections, farmer’s markets and during large events like the Charles River Festival. This project was an attempt to address issues of the history and the ownership of public spaces.
The studio influx team created a map with the assistance of a cartographer, photographer, and various historical sources. The resulting piece was distributed to every participant, and sold directly by the artist group, at the Institute of Contemporary Art as well as at the following Charles River Festival.