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  • 1.  Inserting Art Into Infrastructure

    Posted 18 days ago
    Several months ago, ASCE uploaded an article about buildings in Germany made to resemble the word, "home". It was designed to be a historic reminder of the American history in that city pertaining to World War II.

    https://www.asce.org/publications-and-news/civil-engineering-source/civil-engineering-magazine/article/2022/03/residential-towers-in-germany-to-resemble-letters?utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io

    That left me thinking of other examples or artistic infrastructure. On The Ohio State University Main Campus, there is the Garden of Constants, featuring statues of all the one-digit numbers, and multiple equations embedded into the ground. These are all stationed outside Dreese Lab, serving as a remainder of the laboratory's devotion to electrical engineering, and computer and information science.

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/garden-of-constants
    https://www.sculpturecenter.org/oosi/items/show/1338

    What artistic infrastructure are you aware of?

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    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Student
    Bexley OH
    [email protected]
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  • 2.  RE: Inserting Art Into Infrastructure

    Posted 14 days ago
    My university's engineering building had some similar artwork carved into the marble along the wall outside of the building, next to the lake. I wouldn't call it functional, but it certainly was really cool.

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    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer
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