Syracuse New York and the S.Alt City Mural: Revitalizing the Post Industrial City through Art.
This interactive mural honors the city’s past while taking advantage of today’s technology. The pixelated image of a salt barge on one of the city’s former canals is composed of a series of QR codes linked to other art organizations in the city; such as, the Everson Museum, Erie Canal Museum, Artrage, Lightwork, etc.
The mural by Cheng + Snyder is a part of the Connective Corridor, a larger urban project attempting to re-link Syracuse University with downtown through the use of signage, park space, pedestrian friendly infrastructure and interactive installations. The project capitalizes on pockets of vacant space left behind by former industry.
I am very happy to see a few former students listed as members of the project team and can’t wait to check it out on my next visit!
Explore this and other installation projects here: http://codaawards.com/