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Ribbon

Submitted by Hive Public Space

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Client: Long Island City Partnership

Location: LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Project Lead

Alexa Gonzalez

Hive Public Space

Collaborator

The Urban Conga

The Urban Conga

Overview

Commissioned by The Long Island City Partnership
Part of LIC(Re)Connects

“Ribbon” is an installation we designed in collaboration with The Urban Conga as a transformative communal platform for people to connect, share, and learn each other’s versions of Long Island City. Each unit not only allows the user to manipulate the kinetic pieces to change the reflection and refraction of the surrounding context but also reveals different love notes written by residents and visitors to Long Island City. The piece acts as a playful gesture wrapping around and framing out different moments throughout the pedestrian pathways and communal spaces encouraging people to look at the surrounding context in a new way.

Goals

Ribbon acts as a playful gesture wrapping around and framing out different moments throughout the pedestrian pathways and communal spaces encouraging people to look at the surrounding context in a new way. It becomes an open-ended gesture for the community to put their identity onto the work and space. Its flowing motion guides you through the spaces to encourage one to step away from their routine and explore a new path through the city.