by Irina Igolnikov and Leanna Brugh
MArch II Studio Project
John Zissovici and Yanni A. Loukissas
Cornell Department of Architecture

conText is an application intended to raise awareness about the ecological impact of urban production within the city of Boston. The Charles River Esplanade is appropriated by the application as a navigational device for collecting point source pollutants in the form of air, land, and water toxins. Reading the toxin source data as a “text” which could be inserted into the narrative of an existing walking tour, our application attempts to mediate the perceived importance of city monuments, by “polluting” their narratives.