In fall 2014, we took part in a competition to redesign 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan, NYC. The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility’s (IRUM) Vision42 Competition encouraged entrants to imagine an ‘enhanced public environment’ for the major crosstown street. We did not win this competition and we did not expect to. Rather than trying to win, we wanted to make a statement, probing our own understanding of ethics in urban design.
Kim and Pauer, The Daily Grind: On Linear Parks, Reverse Redlining and Other Unreal Estates of Social Exclusion, Very Vary Veri 2 (2015)