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Cover the Grid
by Outpost Office

Cover the Grid by Outpost Office
Outpost Office

Outpost Office has created a colourful mural landscape to highlight long-term use of communal city space.

Installed as part of the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cover the Grid superimposes a dynamic mural landscape on a treasured but timeworn public court. The temporary installation is not a final park design but rather a prototype that stands as a graphic testbed for experimentation as the neighbourhood considers the long-term future of its communal space.

The project transforms vacant territory into a landscape for civic gathering through the modest act of painting. Cover the Grid leverages cutting-edge tools, low-impact methods, and community engagement to create a dynamic new public space with modest resources and a low ecological footprint.

This project has been longlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Outpost Office

Project: Cover the Grid

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