Park Spark

Submitted by Matthew Mazzotta

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Client: City of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Artist

Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew Mazzotta

Client

City of Cambridge

City of Cambridge

Overview

The Park Spark project is the transformation of dog waste (dog poo) into energy (methane) through a publicly fed methane digester as an interactive urban intervention that questions our current waste system, and at the same time creates an opportunity for others to participate in the (re)imaging of the byproduct energy (methane).

Goals

The Park Spark project is a collaborative project: a public art piece that brings together visual art, technological research, city planning, and community organization. The “spark” comes from the transformation of dog waste (poo) into energy (methane gas) to power a series of urban interventions installed in the public realm.

Additional Information

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBaGXXG_A_4 Website: PARKSPARKPROJECT.COM