Keller Gallery, 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Surreptitious Urbanisms was a synoptic preview of a comprehensive exhibition and publication exploring the history and international manifestations of the multilevel city.  The installation surveyed some of the key topics to be explored in a future project about global skyway cities, which was completed with the Walker Art Center in early 2016.  Through an examination of the history of elevated pedestrian networks within the larger context of the multilevel city, it traces various motivations to create “streets above streets.” The full project focuses on 14 cities—Atlanta, Calgary, Cincinnati, Dallas, Ghadames, Hong Kong, London, Minneapolis, Mumbai, New York, Riyadh, St. Paul, Singapore, and Tokyo—to visualize and comparatively understand the forces that guide the development of diverse systems.